Eating Two Burgers Is Healthier Than Eating One With Fries

A dietitian says that you’re better off, health wise, by eating two burgers rather than one burger with fries.

By kmvq on November 9, 2017
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Well, maybe less unhealthy, anyway.

It turns out that if you’re sitting down for a tasty burger, having two of them is actually a little better for your health than having one with a side of fries. Dietitian Emily Field says that a second burger instead of fries gives you a smaller calorie intake, more protein, and even has less carbs.

She gave the example of a McDonald’s burger with 250 calories, 31 grams of carbohydrates, and 13 grams of protein. The medium sized fries have 337 calories, 42 grams of carbohydrates, and just 3.3 grams of protein. You’re basically having 4-times the protein, which she says will even keep you feeling full longer.

We’re not health experts here, but she’s saying that eating two of those burgers is better than just one with fries, and that honestly makes us a little happy.


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