Sunday, March 2, 2008


How to lose fat by eating pizza
Fast-food and take-out restaurants are everywhere in north America, even in hospitals and schools. According to food industry statistics, fast-food restaurants serve more than 60 million north Americans each day.
Though defenders note that most fast-food establishments offer some lower-calorie, more-healthful fare, the overwhelming majority of the foods we eat at fast-food chains-the burgers, fries, hot dogs, fried chicken, and pizza are loaded with fat, salt, and calories, and have very little fiber.
Most fast food is high in saturated fat. Fried foods-especially French fries-also tend to contain significant levels of trans fats, the man-made fats that are created when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to make it more solid and stable. Trans fats are now belieed to be as bad for your health- or even worse-as saturated fats.
Fast-food chains like McDonald’s and snack-food manufacturers, like frito-lay have made commitments to reduce trans fatty acids and saturated fats in their products and to introduce more-nutritious menus or food items.

Occasionally, an outbreak of food poisoning is traced to a fast-food outlet. Any meal that is mass-produced and then allowed to stand for any length of time is vulnerable to contamination. Especially deadly, particularly to young children, is a type of E. coli infection contracted by eating undercooked contaminated beef. It is not wise to take out fast food and then wait several hours before eating it. Any food that is not consumed right away should be refrigerated, and then thoroughly reheated before it is eaten. If you’re eating in a restaurant, decline any precooked item that looks like it has been sitting around for a while.

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