Fast Food Nutrition News

Cage-Free Eggs Coming Soon to a Breakfast Burrito Near You

Have you ever eaten fast food breakfast and felt sick to your stomach after? That could have been caused by the quality of the food... or maybe it was karma. The eggs in that breakfast sandwich you ate likely came from a chicken raised in a cage. A cage so small, the chicken can't walk or even raise its wings. This leaves the chickens in poor health, both physically and mentally. Luckily, one fast food restaurant has made a commitment to buck this trend.

Keep reading to learn more about cage-free eggs in your fast food breakfast

Healthy Tips For National Fast Food Day

Strap on a bib, loosen your belt and prepare your arteries to be clogged, because it's National Fast Food Day! Time to gorge on fried, greasy foods like hogs at a feeding trough! Or is it? At, we're dedicated to helping you make smarter decisions with your eating habits. Today we present a few tips to help you make sure your National Fast Food Day meal doesn't come with a side of weight gain. Keep reading for our list of what to eat and what to avoid on National Fast Food Day.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Goes Natural, But Is It Healthier?

According to the calendar and the sunburn I'm sporting, it's still summer. But that hasn't stopped Starbucks from already bringing back everyone's favorite fall beverage, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. This year, the PSL is back with a new ingredient: Pumpkin. That's right, all those Pumpkin Spice Lattes you were guzzling in years past were really a cocktail of artificial ingredients that didn't contain any actual pumpkin.

Riding a wave of consumer interest in all-natural foods, Starbucks has replaced the laboratory produced artificial colors and flavors with real pumpkin. Hooray for natural ingredients! This makes the Pumpkin Spice Latte healthier than ever.... right? Actually, that's a complicated question to answer.

Keep reading as we look at whether the new PSL is healthier

The Naked Chicken Taco: The Double Down Goes Mexican

Say "Hola!" to the KFC Double Down's Tex-Mex cousin, the Taco Bell Naked Chicken Taco. Just like the Double Down, the Naked Chicken Taco asks "why eat bread when you could be eating meat?" The KFC Double Down was a bacon and cheese sandwich that used two pieces of fried chicken as the bread. In a similar vein, the Naked Chicken Taco uses a fried chicken breast as the tortilla.

Keep reading to learn how to get a Naked Chicken Taco

Is Brown Rice Healthier Than White?

Everyday, millions of people find themselves in line at their favorite burrito or Asian restaurant, faced with a decision of colossal importance: white or brown rice? Ok, maybe it isn't THAT big of a decision, but in a world where we're all trying to eat a little healthier, choosing the right option for your rice can make a difference.

So which should you choose? Is brown rice healthier than white, the way whole grain bread is healthier than white bread? Or is the idea that brown rice is healthier just a myth? There's only one way to know for sure... let's look at the nutrition facts!

Keep reading to find out if white or brown rice is healthier

The Best of Fast Food: The 2015 Healthy Taste Award

Fast food has a reputation for being unhealthy, and in a world of triple bacon cheeseburgers, it's easy to see why. However, as Americans seek to improve their diets, a growing number of healthy options are popping up on fast food menus around the country. Today we celebrate the best of the best, and award them the 2015 Healthy Taste Award.

To pick our winners, we asked you, our website visitors, to tell us what you think are the healthiest and tastiest menu options from fast food restaurants. After counting the more than 150,000 votes cast, three clear winners emerged. These menu items represent the best that fast food has to offer. With these healthy and delicious options readily available with drive-thru convenience, you no longer have an excuse to not eat healthy.

Keep reading to see the winners of the Healthy Taste Award

McDonald's Cuts Artificial Flavors, Chemicals from Grilled Chicken

If you look at the ingredients in McDonald's grilled chicken, you'll see a lot of stuff that you likely don't stock in your home pantry. Maltodextrin coats the chicken to achieve even distribution of seasoning. Sodium phosphates are used to keep the chicken's texture from deteriorating during transport. Artificial flavors are present in the liquid margarine that the chicken is cooked in. Sounds just like mom's home cooking, right?

The good news is that this is all about to change. McDonald's has just announced an improved grilled chicken recipe; one that has ingredients you'll actually recognize.

Keep reading to learn what's in McDonald's new grilled chicken