Saltiest Foods in the US

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by maxpower097, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. maxpower097

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2009
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    For a bit of perspective, think back a bit. For many thousands of years, salting was about the only means of preserving meats. That might have put significantly more salt in the dietary intake.

    Take a look at how much sodium you can get as MSG in a Mexican or Chinese restaurant. Best to drink lots of water and lay off the sodas.
  3. maxpower097

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    True, sailors also used to drink rum because water would get contaminated so they probably took in a bit more of the creature then we do now too. Also take into account thousands of years ago 25 was considered old age. :)

    I was just shocked how bad a Chicken salad sandwich was for yah.
  4. Paulo540


    Nov 23, 2009

    True, but the term 'salad' when used by a fast food chain becomes:

    '5 metric tons of partially hydrogenated cottonseed (wait, cotton isn't a vegetable!) oil mixed with milk, egg particulate and a feed store salt lick, lighty drizzled upon three square cms of lettuce residue'
  5. Robin Mitchell

    Distinguished Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    I dont live in the US, i thought that it would have been anchovies or something. Personally, i love fast food :)
    I get a Mac Donalds twice a week, normaly chicken strips with a large fries lol. Im 16 and 10.5 stone, never lost or gained weight. Im very healthy and in perfect shape! Eat loads of veggi (but not much fruit).

    Ps, I dont each much fruit because when mum buys it, never get eaten and thus rots, then we give that to the pigs or rheas
  6. maxpower097

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    Read the article one of the sandwiches is = to 9 large mcdonalds fries.
  7. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    Got some bad news for you. A lot of the problems with fat food is age related. As an adviser for DeMolay I hang around teens a lot, the amount they eat is legendary. Has to do with metabolism, around 30 or so your body needs about ½ the calories, but the appetite stays the same, so you put on weight, fast.