Nutritional Value of Fast Foods : Nutritional Value of Fast Foods Sharquita Evans
Manassas High School Fast Foods Facts : Fast Foods Facts Numerous studies have shown that a diet low in fat and high in fiber can reduce the risk of many types of cancers, as well as heart disease and can improve your health. Also, young girls who consume more calories and fat than is suggested increase their risk of developing Breast Cancer later in life. Fast food meals can be high in calories, fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Did You Know : Did You Know Each day, 1 in 4 Americans visits a fast food restaurant
In 1972, 3 billion a year was spent on fast food - today more than $110 billion is spent.
McDonald's feeds more than 46 million people a day - more than the entire population of Spain.
French fries are the most eaten vegetable in America.
You would have to walk for seven hours straight to burn off a Super Sized Coke, fry and Big Mac.
Only seven items on McDonald's entire menu contain no sugar.
Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald - he was fired for being too fat.
McDonald's distributes more toys per year than Toys-R-Us.
McDonald's operates more than 30,000 restaurants in more then 100 countries on 6 continents.
Before most children can speak they can recognize McDonald's.
McDonald's represents 43% of total U.S. fast food market. Children and Obesity Facts : Children and Obesity Facts Every month, approximately nine out of 10 American children visit a McDonald's .
If a child eats fast food only 2-3 times each week, this can result in an extra six pounds gained every year.
Statistics show that between 10% and 15% of children are obese. McDonald's Commercial Using Celebrities : McDonald's Commercial Using Celebrities Nutrients Analyzed : Nutrients Analyzed Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance fund in all parts of the body. A meal high in total fat or saturated fat contribute to high blood cholesterol levels.
Carbohydrates: provides energy for the body, especially the brain and the nervous system.
Fat: provides essential fatty acids, helps regulate bodily functions, and helps carry vitamins. Research shows that eating too many high-fat foods causes high blood cholesterol levels. This can cause hardening of the arteries, coronary heart disease and stroke. High-fat diets also contribute to a greater risk for some types of cancer, especially cancers of the breast and colon. Slide 7: Calorie: Calorie is a unit of measurement for energy.
Dietary Fiber: Dietary fiber comes from the thick cell walls of plants. Fiber is divided into two general categories: water-soluble and water-insoluble. Many reports say soluble fiber lowers cholesterol and lower blood-sugar levels . Insoluble fiber protects against heart disease. Slide 8: Protein: Protein makes all life possible. All of the antibodies and enzymes, and many of the hormones in the body, are proteins. They provide for the transport of nutrients, oxygen, and waste throughout the body and the structure of muscles.
Sodium: Sodium is a mineral, an important nutrient. It helps to maintain blood volume, maintain the balance of water in the cells, and keep nerves functioning. One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,300 milligrams of sodium, more than four times the amount the body requires per day. Daily Recommended Values for the Average Adult : Daily Recommended Values for the Average Adult Daily Values (DV): Daily Values are the dietary reference values that are used on all U.S. food labels which is determined by the Federal Department of Agriculture. National Value for Hamburgers : National Value for Hamburgers Facts : Facts Specialty burgers often have extra meat and sauces that can add calories and fat. For example, a Double Whopper with Cheese from Burger King has as much fat suggested for an a day's worth of food. The regular hamburger comes in a more smaller portion size and is a much healthier choice. Amount of Calories : Amount of Calories Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Total Grams of Fat : Total Grams of Fat The maximum fat grams most women should consume is
65 per day; men, 85 grams.
Saturated and trans fats should total less than 20 grams (based on a 2,000-calorie diet). Milligrams of Cholesterol : Milligrams of Cholesterol Milligrams of Sodium : Milligrams of Sodium Total Grams of Carbohydrates : Total Grams of Carbohydrates Grams of Fiber : Grams of Fiber Grams of Protein : Grams of Protein Nutritional Value for Small French Fries : Nutritional Value for Small French Fries Amount of Calories : Amount of Calories Grams of Fat : Grams of Fat Milligrams of Fat : Milligrams of Fat Milligrams of Sodium : Milligrams of Sodium Grams Of Carbohydrates : Grams Of Carbohydrates Grams of Dietary Fiber : Grams of Dietary Fiber Grams of Protein : Grams of Protein National Value for Soda : National Value for Soda Amount of Calories in Soda : Amount of Calories in Soda Milligrams of Soda : Milligrams of Soda Total Carbohydrates : Total Carbohydrates Conclusion : Conclusion Based on the data, I believe McDonald's was the most nutritious; since it is low in fat and sodium which causes many heart related health problems. The meal has 620 total calories providing the body with energy, approximately thirty percent of the recommended amount. In my opinion, Burger King was the least nutritious because of the higher sodium, fat, and cholesterol; especially if a person eats other foods regularly with this high content. References : References References Continued : References Continued