Bar Food and Fast Food
Most fast food is obviously not healthy, but it’s not always easy to tell how healthy bar foods can be. Unless you can verify the meals at your local dive haven’t been fried in non-hydrogenated vegetable oil, you’re better off keeping fried foods to a minimum altogether. “Bar food in general is something we want to be concerned about,” says Bonci. “And it’s not the mushrooms or chicken that’s the problem — it’s the added fat when they add oil or fry it, and that’s the concern. Cooking with hydrogenated oil is inexpensive and shelf-stable, so you can use it and re-use it.” For some perspective on the oil behind the “fried” part of your food, Louisiana Kitchen Onion Rings and Cajun fries both contain 3.5 grams of trans fat per serving (usually the largest option), while a Burger King “Triple Whopper” has 4 whopping grams of trans fat.
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