Tuesday, July 30, 2013


There’s a theory floating around about the greatest food in human history – and it might surprise you. A commenter on the Freakonomics blog, run by economics experts Stephen Dubner and Steven Leavitt,suggested recently that the McDonald’s McDouble cheeseburger is “the cheapest, most nutritious and bountiful food that has ever existed in human history.” And he makes a compelling argument. The burger is 390 calories, contains half a daily serving of protein, plus 7% of daily fiber and 20% of daily calcium. Plus, it’s available in 14,000 locations in the U.S. and usually costs just $1. Of course, there are skeptics – and those who have suggested an alternative “greatest food ever” meal of boiled lentils. But that’s not as fun now, is it?

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