Fast Food: Calories & Nutrition Facts
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Fast food tends to be high in calories and fat but low in nutritional value. Refer to the calorie calculator for your favorite fast food items to determine the calories and nutritional information.
High in CaloriesMany fast food chain restaurants have begun to post the calorie information for their items on the menu. Still, many people refuse to believe that their favorite menu items contain nearly an entire day’s worth of calories, not to mention high levels of carbohydrate and fat. For example, Wendy’s 3/4lb. Triple Burger clocks in at nearly 1,100 calories and Burger King’s Triple Whopper with Cheese has over 1,200 calories. Even beverages pack in the calories – Sonic’s Peanut Butter Caramel Pie Malt has nearly 2,200 calories for a large.
Low Nutritional ValueDepending on what you order, most fast food menu items are high in carbs, calories and fat, but are relatively low in protein, vitamins and minerals. When most of the calories in food come from fat and there are few other nutrients to offset the balance, then that food is said to have low nutritional value. It is okay to indulge in these foods once in a while, but building a diet around fast food will not have healthy results.
The term “fast food” is rarely used in the same sentence as “health” because it typically does more harm for your body than good. Refer to the calorie chart for your favorite fast food items to determine the calories and nutritional information.