Over the past 70+ years, the average American has maintained the philosophy “cheaper, faster, and better” when it comes to their food choices. But in today’s society “better” is starting to be questioned, as most fast-foods are actually not good for you. This includes, not just meals from fast food-chains, but TV dinners or any preferred frozen entree that can be easily placed into a microwave or conventional oven, preheated at 350 degrees, then consumed. So are all of these easy meals good for you? Without a doubt these dinners qualify for faster and cheaper, which is important in today’s economy, but grabbing a banana and some almonds is just as easy and filling. In regard to fast-food chains, they are pretty much bad for you all together. Supposedly, the cheese at some fast-food establishments is not real cheese; those who are fast-food restaurant veterans just say, “Well, if it’s not cheese its playing the part; its cheese’s stunt double, I don’t care.” Even Subway has unhealthy selections for their “$5 foot-long.” Just because someone ordered a meatball sub or a chicken Parmesan with extra cheese and marinara sauce at a Subway does not mean he or she is eating healthy. KFC, on the other hand, is trying to go healthier with their “Grilled” chicken, despite some very contradicting seasoning, the most confusing being KFC’s beef powder seasoning . Is KFC cooking Houdini Drumsticks? It’s like all the turkey substitutes for pork. Mitch Hedberg once said, “There’s turkey-ham, turkey bacon, turkey baloney; it’s like come on turkey, just be yourself for once.” Even worse, the grilled chicken contains an additive called maltodextrin (a fancy name for sugar), often used in potato chips; it is safe but not healthy for you. The worst is mono sodium glutamate (a.k.a MSG), which can be extremely unhealthy if eaten excessively. The bottom line is to just be cautious of what you choose to eat and and at least try to keep eat fast-food in moderation.