Fast food when done right is good for health.
This is a raging topic when it comes to comparing home cooked meals and having fast food from local or famous food joints (i.e., McDonald’s, Taco Bell, etc,) since we don’t have time and living in something called the Fast Life!!
When we talk about fast food, people seem to forget fast food is nothing but having meal prep and ready to cook, this does not essentially mean it’s not healthy, but, there is a catch to it, there are Health articles online which would suggest having a burger at McDonald’s is a healthy option but, no it is not, prepping a meal ready to cook does not mean serving preservative or packaged food and it is definitely not healthy at all!!!
Look at the below article from a Health site, which is suggesting having a meal in McD is an healthy option,
If I were to go by this the first thing I would get from this “Healthy Treat” is a gift of Obesity !!
So again No, having packaged or preservative fast food is not an healthy option, however if we dig deep a proper meal prep, for instance pasta freshly made from egg, semolina, mixed with some simple veggies organic or from the nearest vegetable market, made to order quick and easy is very much healthy!!! I can you give you loads of such simple menus which are now becoming famous worldwide.
Let me fetch you some options which are stomach friendly and also does not disturb your taste buds,
- Pasta (made from egg and semolina)
- Ramen Noodle (Rice Noodle) – Very good for Losing Weight a wonderful dietary option.
- Any Grilled Red Meat (Mutton or Beef) I wouldn’t recommend Chicken though since finding an eatery serving organic chicken meat is like searching a needle in a haystack!!
- All kinds of Seafood the best and the cheap ones are I guess a slice of Seer, a Snapper Red/ Yellow, a Tuna Sandwich.
- Tandoori Items are really staple fast food option in any part of India.
And the list can go on, make sure if you pick a fast food spot ask them at least if they use the same oil from yesterday because, using Cooking Oil in your food be it any kind is not all that bad, the body needs it and it is an essential element but, if its reused multiple times or not preserved right, it is very very harmful and another thing don’t hesitate to tell the cook not to use “Ajinomoto” Monosodium glutamate almost 60% of fast food joints in India use it and don’t even know the side effects of it, I would describe it in simple term – Slow Poison!!
Next time when you crave for fast food, take that extra step, walk a mile find a good spot, make sure the menu and the produce used is fresh even if it’s not organic. So, fast food is not bad, just find the right place to have it.
It’s not what you eat, its where you eat that matters – BBF
I really thought I could shed some light on this topic and the fact that I have eaten in 100’s of fast food joints for a good part of my Fast moving life, this made a lot of sense, hope it helps.
Big Bad Foodie.