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Nutrition
Prepared food from a restaurant that specialises in providing a complete meal—often consisting of a permutation of a hamburger or chicken, french fries and a soft drink or milkshake—in less than two minutes. A diet limited to fast foods is high in protein, fat and calories, and low in vitamins, minerals and fibre.

fast food

Nutrition Prepared food from a restaurant that specializes in providing a full 'meal,' often consisting of a permutation of hamburger or chicken, French fries, pommes frites (chips), and a soft drink or a milkshake, in < 2 mins; the medical community is laying much of the blame for the obesity in the US on the purveyors of fast foods; a diet consisting solely of FF overloads the body with protein, fat, calories, salt, and highly saturated vegetable–eg, palm, coconut oils and is low in vitamins, minerals, and fibers. See Cafeteria diet, Empty calories, 'Junk food, ' Nibbling diet.

fast food

Commercially available, ready-to-eat meals (such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fried chicken, or french fries) with a high fat content, little fiber, and minimal quantities of vitamins or calcium.
See also: food

Patient discussion about fast food

Q. HIV in food at restaurants and fast foods? Let’s say an infected cook cut’s him self and a drop of blood fall’s on my hamburger. Can it infect me? Let’s say after it was cooked, just before serving.

A. i don't think so. HIV can't stay longer in open air, and that isn't transferred via food.

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