McDouble Cheeseburger the new healthy?
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“Sure, Americans are fatter than ever, but the reason might boil down to economics rather than lack of self-control.
Witness McDonald’s (MCD -0.21%) McDouble cheeseburger. For just $1, consumers receive half their daily serving of protein, 20% of daily calcium and 7% of their daily fiber, the New York Post’s Kyle Smith writes. He calls the McDouble “one of the unsung wonders of modern life.”
With the McDouble offering a wallop of nutrition on McDonald’s dollar menu, Americans have a clear incentive to buy calorie-laden food that nutritionists would never categorize as healthful, given that along with the protein, the McDouble delivers 19 grams of fat.
While Americans can fill up on burgers without emptying their bank accounts, it’s not exactly cheap or time-efficient to subsist on a diet of organic fruits and veggies.
Junk food costs just $1.76 per 1,000 calories, compared with $18.16 per 1,000 calories for nutritious food, a 2007 study from University of Washington researchers found.
“Healthy foods are becoming more and more expensive. Vegetables and fruits are rapidly becoming luxury goods,” Adam Drewnowski, the study’s lead author, told The New York Times.
That’s obvious to anyone who has shopped at a farmers market. While the food is undeniably gorgeous and healthful, buying a pint of organic blueberries for $4.18 isn’t economically feasible for many Americans. For the one out of seven Americans receiving food stamps — which have an average monthly benefit of just $133 — to supplement their grocery budgets, the nutrition and cost balanced in a McDouble likely appear even more attractive.”
“Americans are fatter than ever” Well they sure do know how to make people feel bad!
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