Food Comparison

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

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Environmental Nutrition

Get the next year of Environmental Nutrition for just $20. And access all of our online content - how to fight heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and dozens of other diseases - free of charge.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.