Fast Food vs The Healthy Heart

Many of us eat on the go in today’s fast-paced world. And, while eating at home is much healthier than eating out, you can make wise choices when you’re forced to eat fast food. There are a few guidelines you should follow when you’re browsing the fast food menu.

Many fast food chains are aware of the bad reputation that fast food has for clogging the arteries, so they have made menu selections that are healthier. For example, most fast food chains offer salads on the menu. However, watch out for the saturated fat in dressings. Salads that have fried meat on top are less heart healthy than those that have grilled meat on them.

When it comes to sandwiches, you should look for grilled chicken sandwiches over fried. And it’s always a good idea to ask for as many vegetables as possible to be added to your sandwich. Choose dressings such as mustard and ketchup over mayonnaise that’s high in saturated fat. Continue reading “Fast Food vs The Healthy Heart” »