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The Real Reason Fast Food Chains Are Going 'Healthy'

The Real Reason Fast Food Chains Are Going 'Healthy' | Healthy Eatting | Scoop.it
This month, three major restaurant chains beefed up their offerings of "healthy" fast food -- perhaps good news for dieters who occasionally find themselves eating meals at major fast food chains.

Via Ellen Diane
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I don't know what grinds my gears more; the fact that restaurant chains are TRYING to go "healthy" or that people are actually going to believe its healthy. Many people don't understand just because an item is under the 'healthy' section it's really not going to be healthy. Like the article mentioned, the customer will always gravitate towards flavor instead of eating better. if a person wants to eat healty they won't be going to a fast food restaurant in the first place. 

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, March 24, 2013 5:26 PM

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Vegan Group's comment, April 29, 2013 4:58 AM
I agree with you, Polin.
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25 Ridiculously Healthy Foods

25 Ridiculously Healthy Foods | Healthy Eatting | Scoop.it

The following healthy power foods can claim big bragging rights: They can fend off serious diseases like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease; fortify your immune system; protect and smooth your skin; and help you lose weight or stay slim. If you're eating most of these healthy foods already, good for you! If not, now's the time to load up your shopping cart and supercharge your health!

Read more: http://www.prevention.com/print/27166#ixzz2HRP7JBba


Via Bill Palladino - MLUI
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I knew the majority of these healthy foods, but I did learn a few new fruits that I did not know went under the healthy catagory. Lychee, asian Pears, and figs are considered to be ridiculously healthy and I'm going to have to give these a try. If only more people were to slowly change their eatting habits and incorporate these foods in their daily lifestyle then everyone will be a winner. 

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Cecilia 's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:28 PM

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Eating healthy is such a difficult thing to do when we hardly have time in our lives to go grocery shopping or to experiment with recipes. However, I didn’t know that there were so many power foods that are so simple to prepare that could add a daily boost to my energy and immune system. Foods such as oatmeal and Greek yogurt are both delicious, but also easy to make. Instead of snacking on processed snacks, I’ll try picking up some edamame or putting spinach in a fruit smoothie. Even more surprising is that dark chocolate is on the list! Of course, I don’t plan on replacing my fruits and veggies with chocolate, but at least I’ll know I’m consuming healthy antioxidants when I eat dark chocolate. These foods don’t have to be boring—if you can spare several minutes out of your day, you could make a meal that is both delicious and healthy.

Rachel VanHorne's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:18 AM

I've always been interested on which base foods I could use to mix with others in order to make a tasty meal. I usually don't eat straight healthy foods by themselves; I like to mix them. But I didn't know which are healthy choices to mix before reading this article. After reading this article, I've began incorporating eggs into my diet. I used to only eat them by themselves, but now have been making healthy omlettes with other healthy ingredients, which makes eggs more fun to eat. They're healthier than I originally thought they were; they provide cancer-fighting antioxidants and have a lot of protein. I also started buying Greek yogurt. Before, I had used yoplait because of its variety of tastes but Greek yogurt has twice the protein of regular yogurt. Salmon is another healthy source of vitamin D and the best omega-3s you can find. Because salmon is the best in Seattle, I decided to try our state's local favorite while keeping healthy. At restaurants, I order salmon versus the deep-fried fish sticks.

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The Real Reason Fast Food Chains Are Going 'Healthy'

The Real Reason Fast Food Chains Are Going 'Healthy' | Healthy Eatting | Scoop.it
This month, three major restaurant chains beefed up their offerings of "healthy" fast food -- perhaps good news for dieters who occasionally find themselves eating meals at major fast food chains.

Via Ellen Diane
Polin's insight:

My Thoughs,

I don't know what grinds my gears more; the fact that restaurant chains are TRYING to go "healthy" or that people are actually going to believe its healthy. Many people don't understand just because an item is under the 'healthy' section it's really not going to be healthy. Like the article mentioned, the customer will always gravitate towards flavor instead of eating better. if a person wants to eat healty they won't be going to a fast food restaurant in the first place. 

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, March 24, 2013 5:26 PM

YEAR 11/12 HPE - GENERAL INTEREST

Craig Crossley's curator insight, March 24, 2013 5:27 PM

YEAR 9 HPE - ENERGY BALANCE UNIT

Vegan Group's comment, April 29, 2013 4:58 AM
I agree with you, Polin.
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Seven Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren't

Seven Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren't | Healthy Eatting | Scoop.it

The scientific names in the mix didn't surprise Melanie Warner. After all, those kinds of ingredients have become familiar to anyone who has flipped over a package of food in recent memory. What shocked Warner was the way some of them are made -- and "just how tremendously technical our food production had become."

 

Warner's research, which started as "an earnest attempt to understand the true meaning of labeling on the packages of the foods so many of us eat became a larger journey that brought me inside the curious, intricate world of food science and technology, a place where food isn't so much cooked as disassembled and reassembled."


Via Cathryn Wellner
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My Thoughts,

This is a great topic for those who are not very familiar with what kind of foods are healthy. What I've learned is if you can't pronounce the ingredients its most likely not healthy. I love how they mentioned Subway Sandwiches, because I know many people who always buy subway sanwiches thinking it's okay for them. Although Subway is a little better than McDonalds, it is no different. Like they mentioned "unless you're getting a sandwich with nothing but veggies, there's very little about it that's "fresh." I believe many people should do a little more research on what they're consuming because not everything is healthy even though its advertised healthy. 

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Kate Killingsworth's curator insight, March 28, 2013 10:09 AM

Even though Subway presents itself as a great healthy choice, most foods have been sitting there for days! Other foods that advertise themselves as healthy are not as healthy as they advertise. In our fast past consumer-based environment one trend that has prevailed is the use of preservatives. These make the foods we eat not only much more unhealthier, but they can last almost forever and that really is disgusting and cannot possibly be good for human consumption. After reading this I will have to closely monitor what I am eating, and what type of preservatives are in these foods.