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Nutritional Book and Everything You Need to Know about Fast Food 

By Ethan Xiong

The 6 Nutrients

Carbohydrates

  1. Carbohydrates are mainly wheat and grain products like bread.

  2. Carbs help the body by providing energy and keeping the body healthy

  3. Carbs can hurt the body by being consumed a lot because eating a lot of carbs can turn it into sugar and sugar can be very bad for the body

  4. One should consume about 55%-60% carbs because that is how much your diet should be


Interesting Fact: Carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram


Fats

  1. Fats are many things and they’re different types of fat such as saturated fats which is the bad one, and you have the good ones such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated

  2. Fats can help the body by keeping our skin soft, and by filling in our fat vitamins, and the body can’t even live without fats 

  3. Fat can hurt people by making them obese and by having many unhealthy oils and unsaturated fats

  4. One should  have at least 1% of fats in their body when eating.

Interesting Fact

Your Brain is 60% Fat

Proteins


  1. Proteins are the main building material for blood, skin, hair,nails, organs, and muscles. 
  2. Proteins help the body by composing 22 amino acids
  3. Eating too much proteins can hurt your body by damaging some of your organs such as kidneys
  4. One should eat and have as much as 10-15% of protein in their body 

Interesting Fact

The word protein is derived from the word 'proteios' which means 'primary' or 'in the lead

Vitamins

  1. Vitamins are group organic compounds that are essential for normal growth and development.
  2. Vitamins can help your body while its developing your structure of the body 
  3. Vitamins can hurt your body by eating the wrong vitamins which can hurt your body and give you illness and disease
  4. One should consume at least 700-900 milligrams 

Interesting Fact: It helps boost the immune system

Minerals

  1. Minerals are a chemical element that is required by organisms to perform functions to perform functions necessary for life.
  2. Minerals help the body by making it grow, develop, and stay healthy just like vitamins
  3. Minerals can hurt the body if its  consumed too much. Eating minerals a lot can cause stomach aches, diarrhea, and nausea
  4.  One should consume at least 10-15 milligrams per day

Interesting Fact: Liver is the main source of getting your minerals

Water

  1. Water comes from water and it is essential to drink everyday
  2. Water helps your body by keeping it hydrated and it can help you by making you sweat
  3. Water can hurt your body if you drink to much of it and it can kill you and you can over hydrate yourself
  4. One should consume 70%-80% water everyday

Interesting Fact: Nearly 97% of the water in the world is salty

10 Healthiest Fast Food Meals vs. 10 Unhealthiest Fast Food Meals

Nutritional Facts

Calories=660

Proteins=31g

Carbs=54g

Sugars=11g

Total Fat=40g

Saturated Fat=12g

Sodium=911mg

Potassium=492mg

 




Price

6.49

What Makes it Healthy/Unhealthy and What are the ingredients?

The Big Mac can be healthy for you because it also has a lot of protein in the burger and it supplies freshly made ingredients such as lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and onions. It also gives out many carbs for the person eating it. However the Whopper can be bad for one person because it also has many fats, sodium, sugars. Eating whoppers numerously can also cause cardiovascular damage


Whopper Vs. Big Mac

Nutrition Facts

Calories=563

Proteins=27.1

Carbs=40.1 g

Sugars=8.8g

Total Fat=25.9g

Saturated Fat=12.1g

Sodium=1168g

Potassium=396 mg.

Price

5.99


What makes it Healthy/Unhealthy and What are the Ingredients?

The Big Mac is healthy because it gives you a lot of protein and it gives you many energy for your body. The Big Mac is also very unhealthy because it has many saturated and unsaturated fats and they also have a lot of sodium in the burger.

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=390

Proteins= 39

Carbs=11

Sugars=0

Total Fat=21

Saturated Fat=4

Sodium=1,190

Potassium=199


KFC Vs. Popeyes

Nutritional Facts

Calories=210

Proteins=13

Carbs=8

Sugars=0

Total Fat=14

Saturated Fat=4

Sodium=610

Potassium=180

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=778

Proteins= 106

Carbs=64

Sugars=4

Total Fat=4

Saturated Fat=0

Sodium=3,345

Potassium=341


Chick-Fil-A Vs. Wendy´s

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=97

Proteins= 2

Carbs=11

Sugars=5

Total Fat=6

Saturated Fat=1

Sodium=46

Potassium=169


Wendy´s Double Cheese Burger vs In-N-Out Burger

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=120

Proteins= 13

Carbs=1

Sugars=1

Total Fat=7

Saturated Fat=2

Sodium=490

Potassium=0


Nutritional Facts 

Calories=100

Proteins= 8

Carbs=6

Sugars=0

Total Fat=8

Saturated Fat=1

Sodium=200

Potassium=30


Nutritional Facts 

Calories=1,977

Proteins= 82

Carbs=326

Sugars=24

Total Fat=42

Saturated Fat=5

Sodium=2,648

Potassium=500


Jimmy John´s Vs. Subway

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=501

Proteins= 15

Carbs=111

Sugars=69

Total Fat=9

Saturated Fat=0

Sodium=1,226

Potassium=2,942


Nutritional Facts 

Calories=130

Proteins= 3

Carbs=26

Sugars=6

Total Fat=2

Saturated Fat=0

Sodium=150

Potassium=65


Taco Bell Vs. Taco Johns

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=110

Proteins= 4

Carbs=20

Sugars=2

Total Fat=1

Saturated Fat=0

Sodium=160

Potassium=80


Nutritional Facts 

Calories=720

Proteins= 22

Carbs=57

Sugars=2

Total Fat=40

Saturated Fat=14

Sodium=1,415

Potassium=116


Chick-Fil-A Vs. Wendy´s

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=300

Proteins= 22

Carbs=20

Sugars=2

Total Fat=18

Saturated Fat=14

Sodium=522

Potassium=267


Nutritional Facts 

Calories=283

Proteins= 30

Carbs=25

Sugars=0

Total Fat=9

Saturated Fat=0

Sodium=0

Potassium=0


McDonald's Salad Vs. Panera Bread Salad

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=100

Proteins= 9

Carbs=14

Sugars=13

Total Fat=0

Saturated Fat=0

Sodium=125

Potassium=0


Nutritional Facts 

Calories=400

Proteins= 32

Carbs=65

Sugars=23

Total Fat=5

Saturated Fat=1

Sodium=1,525

Potassium=400


Culvers Vs. Hardees

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=470

Proteins= 13

Carbs=80

Sugars=27

Total Fat=12

Saturated Fat=6

Sodium=580

Potassium=0


Nutritional Facts 

Calories=490

Proteins= 58

Carbs=55

Sugars=0

Total Fat=5

Saturated Fat=0

Sodium=605

Potassium=0


Dominoes Pizza Vs. Pizza Hut

Nutritional Facts 

Calories=525

Proteins= 0

Carbs=36

Sugars=3

Total Fat=45

Saturated Fat=4

Sodium=6

Potassium=1,792