By Jessah Robinson, Adv Dip (Nut Med)
Fast foods more often than not are sources of empty calories, which means they provide a large number of calories with little to no nutritional value. Although, more and more fast food restaurants are now displaying the number of calories in their food items, this is only part of the consideration as to how healthful it is overall.
According to a study in Health Promotion Perspectives, fast food tends to contain substances considered unhealthful. Such foods are generally high in sugar, salt, saturated or trans fats, as well as many other preservatives and ingredients.
While not all fast food can be considered bad, even the more healthful fast food items tend to be high in sugar, salt, saturated fats and trans fats.