It’s quick, it’s easy, and usually served fresh out of the package and coated in grease. While it’s no secret that fast food is a staple in many American diets, many restaurants that serve up burgers and fries are also serving up more nutritious salads, grilled sandwiches, and meal options for those who want the fast food flavor without all of the calories and fat. Don’t be fooled by some “healthy” sounding meals, however; while you may think that your meal may have some slight nutritional value due to the addition of fresh veggies, you’ll want to steer clear of those sandwiches that are deep-fried or those salads that are smothered in cream-based dressings.
While nutrition is one of the biggest reasons to stay far away from the drive thru window, you’ll also want to take into account which foods are being served to you fresh and which foods are left fully cooked and sitting before they’re even ordered. The following six items are either high in fat, calories, and sodium, or they’re rarely cooked to-order, making them definite fast foods to avoid.
While plenty of fast food restaurants boast that their chicken nuggets contain 100% white meat, Dr. Axe found that only about 20% of the average chicken nugget is actually breast meat.