The Truth About Fast Food

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Quiz: Do You Understand The Truth About Fast Food?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
True
False
1

Saturated fats mainly come from animal products.

Explanation:
Many fast foods are high in saturated and trans fats. Saturated fats mainly come from animal products. Trans fats make food crunchy, but are a big no-no for your heart.
2

You should aim to eat less than 3,000 milligrams of sodium daily.

Explanation:
You should aim to eat less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium daily - the average North American diet has about four to five thousand milligrams.
3

Silicon dioxide can be found in some fast foods.

Explanation:
Other preservatives you might find in your fast food include silicon dioxide, glycerin, propylene glycol and high fructose corn syrup.
4

Salad dressings aren't necessarily low in fat and calories.

Explanation:
If you do find yourself at a fast food chain, you can make healthier choices. To save calories and fat, opt for smaller portion sizes – maybe choose a kids’ meal. Keep an eye on the calorie count of salad dressings and sauces, as they can be deceptively high.
5

Grilled meat is no healthier than fried meat at a fast food restaurant.

Explanation:
Many fast food restaurants offer side dishes that can be healthier, such as baked potatoes, yogurt and salad. If the restaurant offers a grilled meat option, choose that over fried. Order a water or a diet soda to drink.