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Health Warning

burgerFrom Ref Desk, one of my daily reads…

FACT OF THE DAY:

Burger King’s Triple Whopper with cheese has an amazing 1,230 calories. Hardies Monster Thickburger has 1,420 calories and 2,770 grams of sodium. Carl’s Jr.’s Double Six hamburger has 1,520 calories and 111 grams of fat. Most people need only 44-66 grams of fat per day, and most of them should come from sources like nuts, fish, and olive oil. – Provided by RandomHistory.com

I love how in their scary facts fat grams are listed in only one of the three examples!  Of course, one may extrapolate from the two items previously listed that they, too are not low in fat.

And, these hamburger sandwiches are named – presumably to attract customers – Whopper, Monster Thickburger and Double, respectively.

The Nanny State, in it’s infinite wisdom, has seem fit to force purveyors of food items to provide us – the ignorant public – with statistics and facts regarding the content of their wares.

As if we didn’t suspect a Monster Thickburger was unhealthy for us.  Or a dozen doughnuts.

Duh.

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “Health Warning

  1. As if we didn’t suspect a Monster Thickburger was unhealthy for us.

    It isn’t.
    It’s the 6000 calorie a day diet **while being a couch potato** that is unhealthy.
    If you can burn off the better part of a Monster Bacon Triple Cheese with Guacamole through hard work, it isn’t any different than any other food. Have at it with a smile!

    Of course that would mean butting heads with various “specialists” that know it all….this week.

    Posted by KM | December 28, 2015, 9:17 am
  2. The stuff from Ref Desk is fractally wrong; that is it depends on things that are wrong, which depend on things that are wrong, which depend on things that are wrong… down for several levels.

    There may be aspects of it that are correct, but if they are, it’s by accident. There’s no such thing as “one size fits all” for fat (or any other food) consumption. The actual science behind their claims are so scant, you’re better off considering them “old wives’ tales”.

    Posted by SiGraybeard | December 28, 2015, 2:49 pm
  3. The burger and fat ain’t bad for you, it’s the carbohydrates in the bun that turn to sugar almost right away that’s bad. Also that much sodium is not really great – what are they trying to hide?
    I’d rather have a steak than a burger though, the grinding of the beef exposes it to air, and air is full of what sneezy-farty people exhale…

    Posted by NotClauswitz | December 28, 2015, 2:55 pm

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