April 7, 2013
“Who is helping to Reduce America’s Belt Size- Burger King or McDonald’s?”
With 1.6 billion over weight adults, and 400 million obese, it is imperative to know what is in the fast food that is consumed today. McDonalds and Burger King both serves the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, the Ranch Grilled Chicken Wraps, and the Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwich. This paper will compare the nutritional value of McDonald’s and Burger King. The grilled chicken Caesar salad is served at both McDonalds and Burger King. The grilled chicken Caesar salad served at McDonalds has 27 grams of protein, and the carrots provide A, C, K, and B vitamins that are essential for our bodies. The grilled chicken Caesar salad also contains 10 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, and 32 grams of fat, which are unhealthy for our bodies, and can cause obesity and heart disease (McDonalds.com 2012). As a result, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally, with over 17.5 million deaths each year (30 percent of all deaths). Food provides the chemicals we need for activity and body maintenance. The body cannot synthesize or produce certain essential nutrients; we must obtain them from the foods we eat (Donatelle, 2011). Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are the nutrients that give the body the energy it needs. The serving size for the grilled chicken Caesar salad is 10.4 ounces, which is 3.3 ounces smaller than Burger King’s. McDonald’s grilled chicken Caesar salad has a calorie count of 190 (McDonalds.com 2012). Burger King’s grilled chicken Caesar salad contains 35 grams of protein and the carrots provide vitamins: A, K, C, and B. The grilled chicken Caesar salad contains, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of sugar, 32 grams of fat and the body does need some fat to function properly (Burger King.com 2012). Although, Americans typically...