Food For Thought
Here’s one way of looking at fast food.
If you have a Big Mac (2060 kJ or 493 Cal), large fries (1900 kJ or 454 Cal) and large chocolate shake (2110 kJ or 503 Cal) – you will consume a staggering 6070 kJ or 1450 Cal in one meal.
The government recommends a daily intake of 8700 kJ so if you eat the above, that’s almost 3/4 of your daily intake in one meal.
Also, fast food can often be high in saturated fat, salt and kilojoules, and low in fibre, vitamins and minerals. Excessive consumption of fast food can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.