April 2001 Issue
"Do You Want Fries With That?" Just Say No to Fast-Food Sides
When it comes to choosing a healthful fast-food meal, most of us concentrate on the main dish (grilled chicken instead of a burger) and donít think enough about the extras. A major mistake. Side dishes can easily damage what might otherwise be a relatively healthful meal. The first problem? Many fast-food side dishes are fried. That means excessive fat. But thatís not all; portion size is another obstacle. Back when fast food was new to Americans, the typical meal
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