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Are fast food healthy to eat?

Are fast food healthy to eat?

Absolutely NOT!: Of a all the components that contribute to the unhealthy American lifestyle, fast food is one of the most pernicious. I advise healthy diet, regular exercise, NO FAST FOOD, not processed (white) grains, minimal processed foods, and minimal sugar (and no high fructose corn syrup). It's easier than it sounds once you commit to it. Bottom line...NO FAST FOOD! ...Read more

Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


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Can you be healthy and still eat fast food occasionally?

Can you be healthy and still eat fast food occasionally?

Yes, with moderation: Moderation in all things including "fast food diets" makes us "healthy, wealthy, and wise". ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the general healthiest fast food place to eat at?

Can you please discuss the general healthiest fast food place to eat at?

None: All of the major fast food chains are basically unhealthy unless you stick with salads or grilled chicken. ...Read more

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I am a 31 year olds male who weighed 160 pounds is eating fast food healthy to eat ?

I am a 31 year olds male who weighed 160 pounds is eating fast food healthy to eat ?

Depends upon: The "fast food" you eat. Fruits and Vegetables can be fast foods!!!! Eating healthy is possible with "fast food" Avoid fatty/over sweetened items! Even Mc Donalds carries some healthy "fast" foods! ...Read more

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What would you suggest I do to convince my family to stop eating fast food and be healthy?

What would you suggest I do to convince my family to stop eating fast food and be healthy?

You can't: That is almost impossible to do. Most people will not change habits of a lifetime until a catastrophic illness occurs. ...Read more

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How do the prices of healthy food compare to fast food?

How do the prices of healthy food compare to fast food?

Not hard to see: just go to your local supermarket and you'll readily be able to see the price differences. Just try to buy the ingredients for a healthy garden salad to feed a family compared to that of a microwave pizza(family sized). You could probably buy 3 pizzas for the cost of the salad. There are many reasons for this but it's rather complicated to get into under 400 characters. ...Read more

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How does the cost of fast food compare to healthy food?

Cost of food.: One of our big societal nutritional problems is that fast food (unhealthy) is generally less expensive than healthy foods. A healthy society would need inexpensive healthy options. ...Read more

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How do the prices of fast food and healthy food compare?

How do the prices of fast food and healthy food compare?

In general: Fast food tends to be cheaper than comparative "healthy" options. There are many reasons for this, which are difficult to fully elaborate in this 400 character or less block. As an example, I usually just ask people what would it cost to buy a family sized frozen pizza compared to a buying the ingredients for a family sized salad including skin less chicken breast for extra protein. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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