Laboratory tests released today by the Center for Science in the Public Interest show that Long John Silver’s Big Catch meal, when comprised of fried fish, Hushpuppies, and Onion Rings, has an astonishing 33 grams of trans fat—the most powerful promoter of heart disease in the food supply. On top of that, the meal has another 19 grams of saturated fat, which also promotes heart disease, and nearly 3,700 milligrams of sodium, which promotes high blood pressure and stroke. It’s easy to find fast-food meals with more calories—the Big Catch has “only” 1,320—but when it comes to clogging arteries, CSPI says the Big Catch is by far the “Worst Restaurant Meal in America.”
The CSPI, whatever the hell that is, is full of shit.
First off, the biggest promoter of heart disease in America is refined carbohydrates, not trans-fats. Further, saturated fats are necessary to boost HDLs, the “good” cholesterol. Salt’s role in high blood pressure is controversial, to say the least. But crap like this, masquerading as science, fits into the progtard paradigm in which we all become vegetarians in order to save the planet.
Now, pass me some salt for my steak fried in lard – and hold the carbs, please.