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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fast-Food Breakfast:: Best and Worst

Benefits of a Healthy Morning Meal

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day -- it gives you energy to start the day and is linked to many health benefits. Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can help give you a nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals; better weight control; improved concentration and performance in the classroom or the boardroom; more strength and energy to engage in physical activity; and lower cholesterol levels.

McDonald's: Worst Choices

Pass on the Deluxe Breakfast with a regular or large biscuit and the Big Breakfast because they can set you back a minimum of 790 calories, 51 g fat, and 18 g saturated fat.

McDonald's: Better Bet

Your better alternative under the golden arches is the Egg McMuffin (300 calories,

12 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 2 g fiber, 820 mg sodium). To help make the healthiest choices at McDonald's or any other fast-food chain, ask for a nutrition information brochure at the counter or check out the web site. Look for items that contain some fiber and protein that will keep you feeling satisfied for hours and don’t have too much sugar, sodium, or saturated or total fat.

Burger King: Worst Choice

Skip the Enormous Omelet Sandwich (730 calories, 45 g fat, 16 g saturated fat, and 1,949 mg sodium) containing an omelet on a specialty bun topped with bacon, sausage, and cheese -- a high-calorie, high-fat, high-sodium sandwich containing almost a day’s worth of fat and sodium.

Burger King: Better Bet

Choose the Ham Omelet Sandwich (290 calories, 13 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 870 mg sodium, and 1 g fiber) for a breakfast that will help keep you feeling full until lunch.

Jack in the Box: Worst Choice

Even though it sounds healthy, the Sirloin Steak & Egg Burrito with Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa has a whopping 790 calories, 48 g fat, and 5 g saturated fat along with 6 g fiber.

Jack in the Box: Better Bets

Take your pick and enjoy a Breakfast Jack (290 calories, 12 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 760 mg sodium and 1 g fiber) sandwich with a slice of ham, cheese and an egg, or for a few more fat calories, make it a Bacon Breakfast Jack (300 calories, 14 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 728 mg sodium, and 1 g fiber).

Bottom Line on Breakfast

If you find yourself at a fast-food chain in the morning, always opt for the healthiest breakfast options, or eat a smaller portion and save the other half. You can eat out healthfully, but nothing compares to the numerous breakfast options at home, from an egg and whole-wheat toast to a whole-grain breakfast parfait with fruit and yogurt. Short on time? Pack it the night before and take it


  1. la pa baya ko eat...gutom na noon ko...hmmm..unsa kaha ako kaonon karon

  2. ka kalami ba ani imu mga gipangpilit dri ces oi, even if they dont taste good im still gonna eat that hehehehe. kaon na gud na.
    Whats for dinner ces?

  3. hi po, thanks for husband is a big fan of McDo dapat mapigilan hehe ^_^

  4. I live McDonalds breakfast burrito Cecs, yummy!

  5. bakit ganoon palagi mommy ces ano? kung alin iyong mas masarap iyon ang worst? thanks for sharing this. it's a big help for us especially for my hubby.

    have a nice day! c",)

  6. so yummy but I'm avoiding all of that...I'm just buying ice cream every time I got inside MCdo.I also let my children choice those vege or not with burger..

    nakakagutom tingnan..hehehe pero ginatiis ko lng kay wala me kwarta pa dr karon mag masakit...hehehehe.

    thanks sa pag visit always.

  7. Ginutom man sad ko Ces.. hamburger is actually very high in calories so I avoid it as long as I can. But sometimes, I indulge too..

  8. masarap talaga sa mcdo, pero baka mapadali tayo dyan...lalo na sa fries..pero yung ang masarap eh..ang bawal..hehehe

  9. uuummmm burgers make me sick really te! must be my baby..hehehehe, but to be honest with you, I was once craving for it a month ago!!....

    Nothing compares to the foods we cook ourselves...

  10. ay, nakakagutom man Cel ang mga pics mo..hehehe.. gusto baya nako ang Mcdo deluxe breakfast..hehehe

  11. ok lang ang mga hamburgers kung minsan lang ang kain,kung araw-araw ang kain mo,patay kang bata ka lol!