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Fast Food Have More Calories Than A Decade Ago

Fast Food that we are ordering today is off menus that have grown more apt to make them fat.

Portion Size has been increased in fast food over the past three decades at the most popular fast food Restaurant in United States, according to the new studies. As the result, the amount of calories and excess sodium has been increased among the fast food offerings said by the famous author Megan McCrory, a research associate professor with the Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. 

In the Researcher Report Desserts packed on Extra 62 calories per decade, while entrees increased by 30 calories over the decade. Meanwhile, sodium increased by 4.6 percent of recommended daily value for entrees each decade and 3.9 percent of daily value for sides.

McCrory said that “Portion Size is highly responsible for the increased in calories and sodium”. According to the National Restaurant Association said it has championed menu labeling “to give the information to the customers they need to make healthier choices for their families.

In 2008, we have launched the kids Live well program to promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low fat dairy, while limiting unhealthy “fats, sugar and sodium” said by the Association. The Association continues to education member about the benefits of offering healthier menu items and participating in portion balance discussion with industry leader.

In this research they discovered the reflect “proactive” changes that have occurred in the fast food with recent years said by Michelle Milgrim, She is a registered Dietitian and a manager of employee wellness at Northwell Health.

Mildgrim said “These changes include sandwich that replace the buns with fried chicken breasts, pizza crust filled with cheese and bacon added to many menu items”.

Fast Food Restaurant is more popular than ever, with nearly 2 out of 5 adults eating fast food on any given day, researcher said on the background notes.

The average amount of total daily calories represented by fast food has doubled, rising from 4 percent of total caloric intake in 1977 - 1978 to 11 percent in 2007 – 2010.


By: Lakshender S Angras

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