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Taco Bell Ranks High as a Healthy Fast-Food Option and Guilt Eaters Everywhere Rejoice

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Although we know that fast-food is generally not the best option for us, we tend to stick to our favorites in times of need. For example, when your husband has just spent 20 minutes with you for Mother’s Day and then leaves you with the kids to go golfing with his buddies. That’s a time when you need a serious fast-food fix. How about when your wife needed yet another pair of shoes because they were on sale at Penney’s and maxed out the family credit card? That could qualify as a time when you might want to wash your cares away with a burger, fries, and a coke. Or, when your dad decides your new boyfriend needs to learn the finer points of owning a turbo diesel king cab when the poor young fellow is only trying to save the planet with his tiny electric car. Again, this qualifies. So, you’ll be happy to know that one of the top 10 fast food chains is finally making its mark in the “healthy” department, and we’ll bet that if you hadn’t read the headline, you’d never have guessed it was Taco Bell.

Bringing on a company dietician (yes, this blew me away as well!), within the last two years the company has completely overhauled its menu, allowing for more healthy options. In this respect, it has miraculously become the healthiest out of all fast-food chains in the U.S. They have also incorporated a number of choices into their offerings, which allow for customers to not necessarily select the absolute worst thing on the menu (in terms of caloric intake or trans fats). They did so while maintaining a brand which is known for being fast and tasty (yep, I said that).

Taco Bell Ranks High as a Healthy Fast-Food Option and Guilt Eaters Everywhere Rejoice

Photo: Facebook/Taco Bell

True taquerias in Texas will quickly downplay this information, but in the rest of the nation there are some diehard Taco Bell fans, and I’m wagering such folks exist here in Texas too…the kind who wear dark sunglasses in the drive-thru and pray that their church group doesn’t see them stopping there on Sunday afternoon. It’s not a sin to love a faster version of not-quite-the-real-thing, and now you can remove the added guilt from indulging yourself in what you believe to be one of your least healthy coping mechanisms.

Taco Bell Ranks High as a Healthy Fast-Food Option and Guilt Eaters Everywhere Rejoice
Photo: Facebook/Taco Bell

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