Fast food restaurants provide a quick, cheap and filling meal. However, many fast food menu items are high in fat, calories and sugar. They’re also low in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Here are some tips to help you eat a healthy fast food meal.
Fast foods are often FAT foods! Too many fat calories get in the way of eating enough carbohydrates. If you eat too few carbohydrates, you lose energy for sports performance. Carbohydrate foods include bread, rice, pasta, fruits, vegetables and beans. Fat takes longer to digest than carbohydrate, which means you should cut down on high-fat pre-game snacks or meals. You don’t want to be sluggish, throw up or have stomach cramps during sports.
Reviewed: 10/2/2009 Published: 8/3/2004