April 24, 2012

Burger King's New Menu

  You've probably seen the new Burger King commercials. You would have thought that with all of the celebrity appearances in the commercials and how they stress that their food is made with fresh ingredients, that a meal from there would be good quality and healthy, compared to the previous menu. However, I suppose that is what commercials do: make the food look delicious, and include the healthy, fresh take on what they had  before.
  Well, it looks like Burger King changed its marketing because it has convinced the best of us that for the first time, maybe a fast food chain has finally changed its ways. Fast-food chains have been advertising their new menu, as well as its good nutrition and fresh ingredients. Burger King, McDonalds, Wendy's, and other big chains have made many amendments over the years. Unfortunately, most of them are still incredibly unhealthy, with massive amounts of fat, sodium, and artificial ingredients- Burger King included.
Here are some of the "new and improved" items on their menu:

Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad:                                             BK Strawberry Banana Smoothie: (medium)
510 calories                                                                                      310 calories
sugar- 6 g                                                                                         sugar- 60 g
fat- 33 g                                                                                            fat- 0.5 g
saturated fat- 9 g                                                                               Sodium- 35 mg
cholesterol- 125 mg
 sodium- 1610 mg

    I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure that                 Compared to most things on BK's menu, this is
 a salad is not supposed to have that many calories,             healthy. But the amount of sugar is enough to
 sodium, and fat.  I don't  suggest you eat a salad there,      call it detrimental.  It has about the same amount
or at any fast food restaurant for that matter.                        sugar as a regular Oreo ice cream sundae!                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                             .            And BK is saying it's a healthy alternative!!!
           This is only a glimpse at the new menu. I trust that it is enough to make you never want to go to Burger King again. But if you do go, remember: everything in moderation.

   For more scary facts about the food at Burger King, click here: (click on the Menu tab, on the top left)
       Jay Leno commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouxyzwHpwt4
    David Beckham commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f8qz2Ssr6c

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