You can’t go down the street or watch an hour of television without being exposed to a fast food advertisement or reminder. They are on every newspaper and even the flyers at football games. There is nothing more appealing late at night or when you are feeling lazy than a great piece of fast food. But for every advertisement you see promoting fast food, there is someone out there speaking about the evils of fast food. Most people will tell you that fast food is one of the worst things you can put into your body. The real question is: how true is that?
Fast food is not good for you, but that doesn’t mean that the food you are putting into your body at home is that much better for you. Take for instance a small Big Mac meal from McDonalds. A full meal is close to 1000 calories. There is nothing healthy about putting that into your body. The quality of the meat isn’t even that good for you.
Now, let’s take that Big Mac meal and put it against a box of Velveeta Shells & Cheese. This has also been a household favorite for years. To get the same amount of food as a Big Mac meal, you have to eat the whole box. The thing to note here is that the box has about 300 more calories in it and is made from the same type of cheap ingredients. The truth is that most of the things in your pantry aren’t any better for you than the stuff you are getting at the local Burger King. You have to take into account that while the calories and fats in fast food are high, it doesn’t always make it the greater of two evils.