Food For Thought

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

While perusing my daily websites, I came across an interesting article this morning on MSN discussing the healthiest and not-so-healthy fast food/sit down chain restaurants in America... seeing as we are a "convenience-oriented" society and are constantly on the run with our family and friends, it's nice to know that some of the chains are taking an active stance to ensure Americans continue to strive against obesity and the health issues associated with this disease including heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol just to name a few.
Top Winners (companies that scored a B+ or higher): Chik-Fil-A, Subway, Jamba Juice, Au Bon Pain, Boston Market, Cici's Pizza, McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Wendy's
The Bad Seeds: Baskin Robbins, Carls Jr, Dennys, Dairy Queen, Ruby Tuesday, Chili's (this explains why I was fat in college), Uno Chicago Grill, Chevys, On the Border, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Baja Fresh, IHOP, Outback, TGI Fridays, and Applebees

For those of you who try to be health-conscious like me, there are also a number of books out on the market to help you make smart decisions when eating out and when you're at the grocery store, and I particularly like Eat This, Not That. It's a book that breaks down food by restaurants, types of food categories (i.e. chips, yogurt, pizza, etc.) and shows you the smart choices you should be making to save added fat, calories, carbohydrates, and sodium (other important nutitional information is included as well)

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