(Mirror Daily, United States) – People have started to eat healthier, the new CDC emitted guideline for the American people urges the population to watch what they’re eating because high cholesterol is one of the biggest enemies of health. And so the hamburger is replaced with the salad. But according to People the McDonald’s salads are worse than their burgers.
McDonald’s tried to incorporate healthier items in their menu for the people that are in a hurry but don’t want to deal with the cholesterol and trans fats. So they added an assortment of salads, apple slices for the children and fish sandwiches, also for the people that want to eat healthier.
And the salad is good, especially kale. Kale is packed with vitamins and nutrients that keep the body healthy and the immune system ready to battle any intruder. But the thing is, no matter how healthy the salad is, McDonald’s manages to transform it into a health bomb by adding lots of fat, sodium and calories-filled other ingredients.
A McDonald’s “Crispy Chicken Premium Bacon Ranch Salad” contains kale, lettuce, baby spinach (so far, so healthy), pieces of fried chicken and fried bacon. The total amount of calories in the salad? More than the Big Mac. The above-mentioned salad packs 690 calories while the Big Mac contains only 540.
The salad isn’t much of a health option if you also measure the amounts of added sodium and fat. The “Crispy Chicken Premium Bacon Ranch Salad” contains approximately 45 grams of fat and 1,530 milligrams of salt. Their famous burger, the Big Mac, contains, by contrast, 28 grams of fat and 970 milligrams of sodium.
The other salad choice in the menu, the “Crispy Chicken Southwest Salad” has “only” 630 calories. The calorie count is still higher than that of a burger. The fat content was measured at 34 grams, and the sodium levels were of 1,090 milligrams. Both the fat and the sodium levels were higher than in the sandwich that is avoided by people who are trying to eat “healthy”.
Another salad, which is only available in Canada for the moment, the “Keep Calm, Caesar On” is the biggest caloric bomb in the history of salads. The menu item measures no more than 739 calories, 53 grams of fat and 1,400 milligrams of sodium. According to the measurements made by CBC.ca the “Keep Calm, Caesar On” has more fat, sodium and calories than the “Double Big Mac”.
It seems that the McDonald’s salads are worse than their burgers, so next time you have no choice but eat at the famous fast-food restaurant, it’s actually healthier to have a burger and fries, hold the Coke.
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