Long John Silver’s Voted the Worse Restaurant Meal
I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been trying to eat better or at least less of things that taste so good but will end up betraying you in worst possible way. It’s part of living in today’s world, where everything seems to be unhealthy, even if you grill it with at home.
Fish, however, seems to be one of those universally health-approved food, rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which can help maintain a healthy heart and brain function, while decreasing the risk of dementia, diabetes and arthritis, according to the Washington State Department of Health.
So it came as kind of a shock to learn that the food in Long John Silver’s was voted the WORST RESTAURANT MEAL.
In retrospect, I think it shouldn’t be that shocking because everything available is coated with a thick layer of batter and deep fried for our benefit (not really). The most shocking detail was the amount of trans fat found in a meal–which consisted of a large piece of breaded, fried haddock, hush puppies and onion rings–which accounted for 16 times the recommended daily limit. In addition, the meal contained 19 grams of saturated fat and 3,700 million milligrams of sodium, as reported by the Center for Science and the Public Interest.
It’s incredible to see how little decisions, such as deep frying your food, can change the potential health benefits of a meal that has been known to improve heart health.
Hopefully, this pushes Long John Silver’s over the edge and makes them realize that they can still be a fast food restaurant in a healthier way. That sounds like an oxymoron (a healthy fast food joint) but if McDonald’s and Wendy’s are trying by not reusing oil or at least offering a “fit” menu, I’m sure Long John Silver’s can do it and not get voted Worst Restaurant Meal two years in a row.
It’s all about how much they can adapt to the current health climate in a country, where 23.9 million children ages 2 to 19 are obese or overweight and 12.7 million have officially been declared obese, according to American Heart Association’s 2013 Satistical Update.
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