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Santa Barbara, CA (Profitable.com) As the overweight and obesity rates in America continue to rise, FindTheBest has developed a Fast Food Nutrition comparison to help consumers make more informed decisions when it comes to their health.
Americans love fast food. A reported 25 percent of American adults consume fast food each day—whether it’s a large order of McDonald’s French fries, weighing in at 500 calories, or Taco Bell’s Volcano Nachos, which comes loaded with 1,000 calories. It’s no surprise that an estimated 68 percent of American children and adults are overweight or obese.
The issue has become so important that First Lady Michelle Obama has launched the Let’s Move campaign to get childhood obesity under control. But while part of the problem is a lack of self-control, a large part of the problem is a lack of information. Educating consumers about what they are eating is an important step to containing the obesity epidemic.
FindTheBest’s Fast Food Nutrition comparison allows users to sort and filter their favorite fast food items and popular restaurant chains—from KFC to El Pollo Loco—by menu item, number of calories, serving size, total fat, carbohydrates, sodium, sugar, protein and more.
For those not willing to give up fast food, the Fast Food Nutrition comparison helps users compare healthier alternatives. Substituting Del Taco’s Jalepeno Rings for the Habit Burger’s onion rings can drop 240 calories. Swapping a Hardee’s 2/3 LB Monster Thickburger with a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder sheds 910 calories.
Next time you walk into a Burger King and the smell of freshly made French fries wafts past your nose, or you’re in line at Subway and can’t decide between the Subway Footlong Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich and the 6-inch BLT, check in with FindTheBest’s Fast Food Nutrition Comparison to compare the nutritional information before making a decision.