On BioScience and Life and Such

Generalized Dontreallyknow Amount (GDA)

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm

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For no particular reason, it’s been a while since I have been to a McDonalds. We did go today though and I noticed that McDonalds like many other fast- or processed-food suppliers have started putting %GDA (Guideline Daily Amount) tables on their products. This is the Quarter Pounder one for women (!?):

So….according to the nutrinionists making these tables, eating two Quarter pounders with cheese a day will give you all the protein you need, all the fat you need and a bit more salt than you actually need. Throw in fries, a coke and a multi-vitamin pill. Result: a bit to much salt, but in general – healthy eating.

Anyone but me spotting a problem with these %GDA tables ?

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