Although it’s not surprising that fast food isn’t exactly healthy, it is possible to make healthy choices while you’re in the drive thru line. Many of America’s most popular chains now offer more soups and salads, and things like choosing water instead of soda and skipping fries can help make your meal more nutritious.
Still, when it comes to fast food, some chains are definitely healthier than others. A recent report from 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 unhealthiest fast food chains in America, and some of them might surprise you.
Always check the nutrition information
Fear not: It is possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle while ordering from the fast food menu on occasion. The trick is to read labels or look up nutrition information before you dig in to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Just because you order a salad, for example, doesn’t mean it’s the healthiest choice–some menu items can be very misleading.
And if you frequent any of these 10 unhealthy fast food chains, it’s best to do your research ahead of time or avoid them if you can.
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