Fast food restaurants are great, aren't they? You only need to drive through, throw some money at the people in the window and they happily throw grease, salt, and sugar back at you. We all know fast food joints are necessary evils. Everybody is short on time and they can fill you up without breaking the bank.
While fast food restaurants try to deceive us by offering salads, soups, and meals with clever... Read More
It's no secret that the American meat-heavy diet could use a serious overhaul. We consume nearly one and a half times more meat than most industrialized nations and use more than 50 percent of our water and land to raise livestock. This heavy reliance on animal protein is taking a toll on our health and contributing to a multitude of environmental concerns, including global warming, air and water pollution.
While a... Read More
For Mexicans Cinco de Mayo is a celebration for their victory over France, but for Americans it's another excuse to eat, drink and be merry. Of course, those rich Mexican dishes and high-calorie cocktails are an easy way to derail your diet. Among the worst offenders are the fried tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese, refried beans, fried meats and more. Even the heart-healthy guacamole weighs in with a high fat count. Take into account that a large beef burrito alone from Taco Bell's menu... Read More