Can You Eat Fast Food Healthfully Every Day?
While fast food chains have made efforts to offer low-calorie, low-fat and low-sodium options, it remains a challenge to determine whether these menu items are truly healthy. . . . The best way to figure out whether a particular fast-food meal is healthy is to look at the nutrition facts at the restaurant or online. Check the calorie, saturated fat, sodium and sugar content. If you do not want to bother with the numbers, order options that are grilled or baked instead of fried. In addition, reduce or eliminate sources of added calories and fat, such as mayonnaise, special sauces, cheese or creamy salad dressings. Finally, choose healthier side options if they are available, like side salads or baked potatoes.