"Ms. Emma, I enjoy reading Marketwatch.
However, if a person wants to eat fast food, they should avoid the refined white flour, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sodas, artificial sweeteners, refined sodium, and modern vegetable oils. These are the true culprits of modern disease and obesity, not bacon, shrimp or chicken.
Would you like to know about a book? Know Your Fats by Dr. Mary Enig. You can find a description on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Know-Your-Fats-Understanding-Cholesterol/dp/0967812607/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460733964&sr=8-1&keywords=know+your+fats
Dr. Enig, lipid researcher, was the same that exposed the trans fats in hydrogenated oils and used in making tortillas quite often. Refined flour and sugar is also deadly to the body and contributes to heart lesions, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. But the cheap buns and tortillas, nor the high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) sodas are rarely mentioned in the condemnation of fast food.
Dr. Enig also learned that animal fats found in bacon, cream, butter, eggs and tallows for example contain super healthy fatty acids, palmitic and stearic, which according to Dr. Enig, are the favorite foods of the heart. Animal fats also contain natural vitamins such as vitamin A and D. Low animal fat diets end up with deficiencies that contribute to ill health. Modern dogma has it backwards.
Cheap refined vegetable oils used at fast food outlets are also big contributors to disease like cancer and heart disease. Canola being one of them as it rancids quickly. Natural animal fats do not rancid as quickly. Old fashioned pork lard, beef tallow or suet is very healthy, as well as coconut oil and palm oil.
Salads and vegetables are great, but your article condemns bacon, chicken and shrimp and ignores the real culprits.
How about a new fast food restaurant that is trying to do it right called LocoL: https://www.yahoo.com/news/inside-locol--fast-food-for-the-day-after-tomorrow-000353697.html?ref=gs
Following Weston A. Price