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Nutrition analysis of McDonald's Fries - Friday Food Talk

Nutripledge Food Coach Analysis and Rating: NutriPledge rates the McDonald's Fries (medium size) as a red dot in our food rating system (Food Coach). Here is what that rating entails. 

The Good - 

  1. Moderate in calories per serving
  2. A balanced blend of fiber and carbs.
  3. Good Source of Potassium.

The Bad -

  1. Low in protein and missing key nutrients like calcium, iron and vitamin D. 

The Ugly - why we rate it 'Red' -

  1. Contains hydrogenated oil Highly processed and contains preservatives.

Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendation:  

Fast Food Potato fries: A delicious deception. They're highly processed and offer little nutritional value. High-fat processed foods can sneakily lead to obesity, heart disease and even cancer. Why risk it? Take preventive steps for a healthier future!

Head over to our blog and get your hands on a recipe card for the best homemade sweet potato fries!

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Disclaimer! Please note that this page is not medical advice. It offers only general guidance for a healthy and balanced diet. This food does not guarantee an adequate or safe intake level for any individual. Please consult your healthcare provider and explore our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for a meal plan tailored to your needs.