With over 12,000 restaurants worldwide Burger King is one of America’s oldest and most successful business corporations. Burger King is choosing to fight the ever growing obesity epidemic. Yes, while many of their meal choices can be high fat and even higher in sodium there are increasingly healthier alternatives to the French fries.
There are the basics, such as apples fries and the side salads. You can choose to get the garden salad or the tendergrill salad. There are such dressings as the light raspberry as well as light honey mustard. You can also choose to have an item such as the grilled chicken. The tendergrill has 520 calories and 19 grams of fat. Even less, if you go without mayo. If you were to get the hamburger without the mayo you are getting only 11 grams of fat.
Burger King also has several unique nutrition options. You can get your fries without salt. An extra small has only 200 calories and 11 grams of fat. Or there is the Bk veggie burger which is relatively low in calories and fat. If one were to add extra lettuce, tomatoes, and onion the health benefits are most likely to continue to increase.
Then there are the breakfast sandwiches while there are many that would still be certain to clog your arteries and raise your cholesterol a few points some options are healthier for you. The ham and omelet is a healthier breakfast food.
Burger King proudly boasts that it had over 650 ways to customize your meal and make it with healthy options.
Starting in 2010 the fast food super star announced that it would be clearly promoting its gluten sensitive line. Many people suffer from food and metabolic diseases and disorders. They want to enjoy food and eat light as well, yet it can be confusing to know what your options are. Some of BK’s gluten free items would include the fat free chocolate milk, apple fries, all of their burgers, as well as the tendergrill and the breakfast omelet.
Burger King has a variety of ways of storing their nutritional information. The lists of nutrition facts and all its contents can be found on the website, and on the backs of tray liners and various signs throughout the stores and near the drive thru.
Eating right and light does not have to be a difficult chore. You can enjoy the connivance of fast food and still maintain a balanced diet. Burger king wants to help you be healthy. So next time you pull into that drive thru don’t forget to make those balanced choices.
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