By Melissa Breyer, care2
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How would you like to meet your daily sodium and saturated fat allowance, as well as nearly half of your daily calorie needs, in one quick breakfast eaten on the road? It's becoming progressively easy these day as food technicians, chefs, and market researchers, holed away in corporate fast food "studios," are busy developing monstrous new breakfast items.
Trying to claim as much of the $57 billion fast food breakfast market as they can, the fast food giants are drumming up increasingly cheesy, steak-y, fried chicken-y breakfast dishes that tap into flavor combinations that have proven successful for lunch and dinner items. It's no longer eggs and English muffins for fast food breakfast. Breakfast burger anyone?
What's most striking about some of these high-calorie items-aside from the unsustainable, industrial, often GMO and synthetic ingredients-is the very high sodium and saturated fat content.
According to theRead More »from Eleven scary fast food breakfasts