10 Ways to Make Fast Food Healthier

1. Turn Down Meal Upgrades

  • Order takers often use marketing questions for promotions – for example, "Would you like fries with that?" or "Do you want the value size?" It's okay to say "no."

5. Shake Off the Salt

  • Fast- food restaurants are known for high sodium dishes. Choose a meal that contains no more than 750 milligrams of sodium.

9. Add More Color

  • Add tomato, lettuce and peppers to your burgers, subs and deli sandwiches.

10. Look At The Nutrition Information

  • Ask to see nutrition information for the foods. Most fast food places have it available. You can also look it up online ahead of time.


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