What’s Really Behind Your Fast Food?

Did you know that the Latino population is the second-most obese group in the United States? It’s believed that this condition is linked to our large consumption of fast food. Before I knew any better, I also used to head to my local fast-food restaurant and order a chicken sandwich. But then I realized that breasts, legs, thighs, wings, and ribs are body parts—not menu items.

This is what a typical menu at a fast-food restaurant really consists of:

Cheese Burger

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Chicken Wings

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Chicken Tenders

Breakfast Sandwich

Pepperoni Pizza

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After animals are killed and consumed, they exact revenge on people who eat them by increasing their risk of suffering from heart disease, cancer, strokes, and diabetes—four of the biggest killers in the Latino community.

You can help change our obesity statistics. If you want to improve your health, while saving money and animals, steer clear of animal products at KFC, McDonald’s, and other fast-food restaurants and opt for great-tasting vegan foods instead. “Veganize” a meal at home or, if you’re on the go, try a veggie sandwich or a vegan burrito from a restaurant that offers healthier alternatives—such as Subway, Chipotle, or Moe’s Southwest Grill.

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