Children and adults are the same but different. Most kids want to play all the time, but they also are required to go to school. Most adults would prefer to play all the time – relax, go to the ...View Article
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Posted on 10-31-2012
Given everything we've read about the supersized “unhappy meals” served at America’s fast food chains (high-calorie, high-fat, high-sugar, high-sodium, etc.), most of us who are interested in healthy eating would probably prefer to avoid these restaurants altogether. But sometimes we honestly can't. We're on the road, with or without our kids, and there’s not a healthy option in sight. Or we're in an airport waiting for our flight and we've got to choose from among McDonalds, Starbucks, KFC, or Taco Bell for our nourishment. What's a health-conscious consumer to do?
First, don't panic. There are healthier choices at these restaurants, if you know what to look for and what to avoid. In the "avoid" category, it goes without saying that if you're concerned about calories you'll avoid the supersized Coke® (410 calories) and the Triple Whopper with Cheese (1,230 calories, 82 grams of which are fat). You'll also skip the large order of fries (487 calories, 25 grams of fat). In the "look for instead" category, the following restaurant-by-restaurant list may provide a few suggestions, gleaned from health experts:
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