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Jack in the Box value menu burger is a bad deal for your health

Jackinthebox_3Today The Times ran a story by Jerry Hirsch about the nonprofit Cancer Project's research regarding the most unhealthful items on fast food value menus. At the top of the list was Jack in the Box's Junior Bacon Cheeseburger. Apparently this diminutive sandwich packs a stomach-churning 23 grams of fat. It also has a good dose of mayo and bacon, which according to a Cancer Project dietitian is associated with increased colorectal cancer risk.

Also on the list: The McDonald's McDouble, Wendy's Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, and Taco Bell's 89-cent Cheesy Double Beef Burrito.

If you're a fast food lover none of this is should suprise you. Over the years a lot of information has come to light regarding just how unhealthy eating fast food can be. At the end of the day, one Junior Bacon Cheeseburger isn't going to kill you, but if you make eating fast food a habit, this article raises some issues that you might want to think about.

--Jessica Gelt

Photo of Jack in the Box's Bacon n' Cheese Ciabatta Burger: Jack in the Box, Inc.

To read Jerry Hirsch's full story, "Jack in the Box burger tops unhealthful list," click here.

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I think this organization is just pushing its anti meat vegetarian agenda. If you look at their "alternative" recipes, there isn't a scrap of meat of any kind in any of them. Not even some chicken or high omega-3 fish.

My request direct to the organization for a list of the 5 healthiest (least unhealthy?) value menu choices was responded to with a non answer.

Want people to eat healthier. Tell them the best 5 instead of just the worst 5. otherwise cancer project is just a bunch of hypocrites.



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