Are There Healthy Fast-Food Options?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswersRev-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.eating out, food guide pyramid, total calories, fat, metabolism, nutrients, restaurants, eating at malls, cafeterias, substitutions, busy schedules, how does food affect my health, junk foods, eating healthy breakfasts, athletic performance, vitamins, how many servings of fruits and vegetables do i need, fda, food and drug administration, healthy recipes, variations, eating smaller portions05/16/200701/16/201701/16/2017Mary L. Gavin, MD01/01/2017f407756e-4725-481a-b013-cf5af6872d0dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/healthier-ff.html/<p><em>I want to eat healthy but my family's always in a rush, so we stop at fast-food places a lot. What are some healthier choices from places like McDonald's?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Caitlin*</em></p> <p>Fast-food places can be confusing health-wise. You'd think chicken would be a better choice than beef &mdash; but at McDonald's, the chicken sandwich has more fat and calories than a regular hamburger!</p> <p>Luckily, most fast-food places post nutrition facts on their websites so you can see what's in their food before you go. Look for foods that are low in fat, calories, sugar, and sodium &mdash; and high in fiber, vitamins, calcium, and iron.</p> <p>If you don't have the nutrition facts, here's what to do: Choose smaller grilled items over fried foods. Order a side salad instead of fries (go easy on the dressing). Watch out for extras like bacon, cheese, and mayo. And choose water or low-fat white milk to drink.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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