October 2008 Issue

EN Uncovers Healthful Nuggets in the Fast-Food Jungle

Fast food is practically synonymous with "bad" food—bad for your waist, bad for your heart, bad for your body. But fast food is there when you need it and easier on your pocketbook than most sit-down restaurants. With today’s busy lifestyles and rapidly rising food costs, you may find yourself at the drive-thru more often than you’d like. Can you survive the trip with health intact? Fortunately, price doesn’t have to be fast food’s only redeeming quality. Most fast-food restaurants now offer at least a few lower-fat or lower-calorie choices. Subway, for example, offers the option of whole-wheat rolls and has a line of Jared sandwiches and salads—all with six or fewer grams of fat—appealing options for health-conscious customers.

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