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Eat Fast Food And Stay Heart Healthy!

Posted Jul 16 2010 6:00pm

photo by Francesco Marino

As you are finishing off the burger and fries with a milkshake, you might start to feel the guilt (and indigestion) settling in.  What a predicament for people with heart disease!  Fast food is so cheap, easy and readily available that we can hardly escape the clutches of McDonalds, Burger King, Wendys, Chick-fil-A, KFC, etc.  What can a person with heart disease do in a situation like this?

Thankfully, the American Heart Association has recognized the battle over fast food and created a unique guide to eating at these delectable, yet oh-so-wrong, restaurants.  In fact, they have taken it one step further and spelled out exactly what you should avoid at all types of restaurants.  From Mexican food places to Japanese sushi, this particular American Heart Association webpage will guide you through the worst food choices and help you decide on the healthier options.  Some of their tips include choosing a baked potato instead of fries.  They also recommend marsala or marinara sauce at Italian restaurants instead of alfredo sauce.  Choosing these healthier options can save you hundreds of calories and fat in each restaurant meal.  Certainly, cooking at home can be a healthier way to eat but if you just can’t keep away from the fast food then now you can at least eat with a clearer conscience!  Click on the link below to see the AHA Tips by Cuisine.

Tips by Cuisine


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