Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The cheapest, most nutritious food in human History: McDonald's McDouble
Since the McDonald's McDouble is the cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history, we can make it our daily staple. I don't think so, everyone know how unhealthy fast food are.
However Kyle Smith of New York Post think otherwise, he lauded the McDouble as the "unsung wonders of modern life" because it's cheap and healthy and available in 14,000 locations in the US and just cost $1.
He also said that people who eat out tend to eat less at home that day in partial compensation; the net gain, according to a 2008 study out of Berkeley and Northwestern, is only about 24 calories a day.
To those who are outrage on McDouble supremacy Smith said, "they are mostly "from the usual coalition of class snobs, locavore foodies and militant anti-corporate types" and against the poor. He is right on this though.
"Junk food costs as little as $1.76 per 1,000 calories, whereas fresh veggies and the like cost more than 10 times as much, found a 2007 University of Washington survey for the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. A 2,000-calorie day of meals would, if you stuck strictly to the good-for-you stuff, cost $36.32, said the study’s lead author, Adam Drewnowski."
Realistically, ordinary family cannot afford to buy organic food and don't have time to prepare home cooked meals. This is the reason the masses consume fast food like McDouble. However, we need to face the facts that it is not healthy. It contains 390 calories, 9 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat and 1 gram of trans fat.