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How To Balance Convenience Or Fast Foods

Written by Tabish Alam

The trouble with many fast foods is that they tend to be high in fat, salt or sugar, or all three, and often do not provide a balanced meal. But I have a saviour for you guys, Keep reading.

1. FISH AND CHIPS  

Fish and chips are high in fat and low in fibre, Vitamins A,B,C, Folate and Beta carotene. Salad made with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, feta cheese, olive oil and lemon juice. This combination is low in calories but contains vitamins C, E, folate and beta carotene, So this can surely balance the diet in terms of vitamins, folate and beta carotene.

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2. SANDWICH AND AN APPLE 

Prawns and mayonnaise sandwich on buttered bread has double the calories and three times the fat of the tuna salad version. Red meat with mashed potatoes and carrots are high in protein and beta carotene. The red meat is also a good source of vitamin B, iron, potassium and zinc, Hence balanced.

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3. pizza

Often high in fat and low in protein, sometimes high in sodium and high salt and fat levels. Chicken and vegetable casserole, high protein from chicken, beta carotene from carrots, fibre and vitamin C from vegetables. Now you know how to eat Pizzas healthily.

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4. DONER KEBAB IN PITTA

Very fatty, as outlets may use cheap cuts of high-fat lamb, low in fibre, vitamin A, D, E and folate. A possible food poisoning risk. Kedgeree made with brown rice, and a green salad is a low fat meal providing moderate protein, good fibre and vitamins B and C, Perfect solution.

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5. RED MEAT BURGER, CHIPS AND MILK SHAKE 

High in fat, especially saturated fat, high in cholesterol, sodium and possibly artifical colours and flavourings, low in fibre and vitamin C. Wholemeal pasta salad with a selection of raw or lightly steamed fresh vegetables supply vitamin C and beta carotene is a perfect match.

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6. CHICKEN CURRY AND RICE

High in calories and probably fat, low in vitamin C due to lack of vegetables, low in dietary fibre, high in sodium. Herb omelette with wholemeal bread and tomato and watercress salad , it provides protein, beta carotene, vitamins A, C and D as well as B vitamins.

 

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Tabish Alam