Fast foods are part of our daily fast life. When driving and getting to a stopover, you always find yourself ordering for some fries and a drink. One can also opt to try them on a brief lunch or date as well. What is interesting is the wide diversity of these foods, alongside being quick to prepare, fast, tasty and convenient.
In reality it’s truly uncertain the real country of origin of this dish, since its origin is specified to be the wider area of Central and Eastern Europe, but I believe that in the western world, especially in Europe and the US, the Polish version of Pierogi is the most popular one. Pierogi are dumplings of unleavened dough – first boiled, then they are baked or fried usually in butter with onions – traditionally stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or even fruit. Pierogi are served in a variety of forms and tastes (ranging from sweet to salty to spicy).
Spring roll is an umbrella term used in the Western world to describe disparate filled, rolled appetizers similar to the Chinese Chūn Juǎn (春卷, lit. “Spring roll”), from which the term was derived. East and Southeast Asian versions of “spring rolls” have different names depending on the place of origin, method of cooking, type of wrapper and filings. Spring rolls can be sweet or savory, baked or fried. Savory spring rolls are typically prepared with vegetables; baked spring rolls are usually larger and tastier.
Fast foods have different essential nutritional value to humans which can be achieved in that brief bite. These are calories, sugar, sodium and fat which are capable of keeping you going even for an entire day. Fast foods are thus are an advantage when on a long day out.
Keep an eye on sodium intake.
The American Heart Association recommends that adults stay under 1500 mg of sodium per day, and never take in more than 2,300 mg a day. That can be tough to do when eating fasting food—a burger and fries can easily exceed your daily limit.
Opt for foods that are lower in fat and higher in protein and fiber.
Look for items with more good stuff, like fiber, whole grains, and high-quality protein. Also aim for options that are relatively low in saturated fats—while not all saturated fats are bad for you, most of those found in fast food restaurants are.
Too much of something can be poisonous and the same can be said of eating a lot of fast food. A small bite won’t hurt but a small bite frequently is not doing your body and good. Yes you get a full tummy but the whole body is crying out for nutrients and not greasy fat. There are plenty of other reasons why you should watch your rate of eating fast foods.
I’m sorry, what is in my food? According to the Matador Network, some fast food’s chicken nuggets contain a chemical preservative called tertiary butylhydroquinone, which is derived from a petroleum. Yep, the stuff you put into your car. That’s not all either. Some chicken products are mechanically separated, which means those scraps that would normally go to waste are ending up in your nuggets. Plus, if you were even to study the ingredients in your favorite meals, you’d be shocked to see how many of them are chemical preservatives, artificial coloring, monosodium glutamate and more.
Food preparation (or lack thereof)
It’s called fast food for a reason, friends. Most of the meals you get aren’t cooked with thought or love; they actually aren’t even cooked on a stove. Many are unwrapped from their frozen containers and thrown into a dirty microwave. This saves the managers the time and money it would take to teach the cooks how to prepare the food properly and not worry about cross-contamination. It saves their butts but doesn’t make yours look any prettier.