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Old 11-08-2022, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Just idle curiosity...but my question is whether one of our national favorite meals--cheeseburger, French fries, soda--has the worst health/nutritional outcomes for our well-being?

I wonder how this meal compares with other nations' favorite meals??
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Old 11-08-2022, 01:44 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Just idle curiosity...but my question is whether one of our national favorite meals--cheeseburger, French fries, soda--has the worst health/nutritional outcomes for our well-being?

I wonder how this meal compares with other nations' favorite meals??
Well, the profile of one meal itself doesn't really matter in isolation does it? If someone eats that cheeseburger/fries/soda meal once a year it probably has no impact on their health regardless how unhealthy some pundit tells us the ingredients happen to be. If they eat that same meal every day for multiple years it probably does.

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Old 11-08-2022, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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You can make a healthy burger at home but fast food and even restaurants are all processed. People eat outside because of the taste. This is what sells. Just don’t eat it on a regular basis. It doesn’t matter what country you are in. They are all the same.
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Old 11-09-2022, 08:40 AM
 
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Just idle curiosity...but my question is whether one of our national favorite meals--cheeseburger, French fries, soda--has the worst health/nutritional outcomes for our well-being?

I wonder how this meal compares with other nations' favorite meals??
Not sure if that would even be a favorite meal to most.

I'll take a filet mignon, bleu cheese salad, roasted veggies and water to drink.
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Old 11-09-2022, 09:06 AM
 
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Just idle curiosity...but my question is whether one of our national favorite meals--cheeseburger, French fries, soda--has the worst health/nutritional outcomes for our well-being?

I wonder how this meal compares with other nations' favorite meals??
I have never had that and have no intentions of doing so. The Nation will have to do without me.
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Old 11-09-2022, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Not sure if that would even be a favorite meal to most.

I'll take a filet mignon, bleu cheese salad, roasted veggies and water to drink.
Well yes, but look at the number of fast food burger places vs fast food joints serving your meal! lol
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Old 11-09-2022, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA, now.
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Wow, my favorite meal would have grass fed skirt steak, baked potato with a little sour cream, salt and pepper all over...shrimp cocktail on the side. (I'm eating shrimp again, wild caught.)
KaraG, yes Bleu cheese salad.
I've sworn off filet mignon...too tasteless...I refuse to have to add things to make it better.

Burger and fries? Sorry, LD, I do get your point.
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Old 11-09-2022, 11:14 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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The typical burger and fries is definitely right up there with the worst meals for your health, with the amount of cholesterol and saturated fat in the burger, salt and trans fat in the fries. I love them as much as the next person, but limit my intake to maybe once a week. In my case fast food burgers are very infrequent, though. We prefer sit-down restaurants, especially bre-pub types like BJ's, Hops & Drops, or the Ram where they also serve beer, and the burgers are much better. Yes, I know that excessive alcohol can lead to chronic diseases, but I limit myself to one.
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Old 11-09-2022, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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You can make a healthy burger at home but fast food and even restaurants are all processed.
At our local family restaurant chain, every Monday they offer a cheeseburger/fries plate for $6.

The patty is local-sourced ground beef, fresh lettuce, onions and tomato, and a slice of swiss cheese. I order mine without the bun, as I need to avoid wheat. I substitute the fries for steamed veggies [usually string beans].

Which part of such a meal, are you thinking is 'processed'?
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Old 11-09-2022, 12:23 PM
 
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Well yes, but look at the number of fast food burger places vs fast food joints serving your meal! lol
Well, we cook burgers (no buns) and steaks at home, didn't realize you were talking about fast food places only.

Interesting - what are the favorite fast food meals in other countries?
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