Fast Food can be a Healthy Option

Fast food has become entrenched into British culture, becoming the favourite go-to quick option for busy workers or parents looking for a way to feed their kids easily and, so they think, cheaply.

Essentially fast food options should only be an occasional part of your normal diet because they tend to be high in fat, sodium and sugar which can lead to a range of associated health problems including diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. We all know that sometimes we feel lethargic and lack energy after certain meals and that eating too much ‘junk’ food can cause obesity. Often children and teenagers will pick up a meal from a fast food restaurant as a snack, then go on to eat their usual daily meals, many of which contain more saturated fat and calories than the recommended amount for a whole day. [Read more…]