Special Report

The Unhealthiest Item in Every Fast-Food Chain in the US

Source: Courtesy of Hardee's

Hardee’s: 2/3 lb** Monster Thickburger
> Serving size: 383 g
> Calories: 1,300
> Total amount of sugar: 13 g
> Total amount of fat: 90 g
> Total amount sodium: 3,140 mg

About a quarter of this burger is just fat. The sodium content is scary high, especially considering this is just one burger. And that is presuming you’re not adding fries or any other sides that will only add more salt.

Source: Courtesy of Subway

Subway: Ultimate Spicy Italian Sandwich
> Serving size: 190 g
> Calories: 730
> Total amount of sugar: 3 g
> Total amount of fat: 52 g
> Total amount sodium: 1,720 mg

The combination of pepperoni, Genoa salami, and cheese garlic bread may not sound so delicious if you know what you’re actually consuming — more than the preferred salt limit, close to the daily recommended fat intake, and about a third of the calories you need all day.

Source: Courtesy of Del Taco

Del Taco: Epic Scrambler (Bacon)
> Serving size: 445 g
> Calories: 1,040
> Total amount of sugar: 5 g
> Total amount of fat: 62 g
> Total amount sodium: 2,030 mg

Eat two of those scramblers and you’re set for the day when it comes to calories, but you would double the amount of salt and fat you should be having a day. A third of the total fat in this food item is saturated fat, which is one of two unhealthy fats you should not consume (along with trans fats).

Source: Courtesy of Sonic

Sonic: Oreo Peanut Butter Shake
> Serving size: Large (840 g)
> Calories: 1,720
> Total amount of sugar: 111 g
> Total amount of fat: 104 g
> Total amount sodium: 1,040 mg

“While many of the entrees at Sonic are high in calories, the drinks can contain even more calories than your main dish,” Gorin said. “This shake contains 1,720 calories, 48 grams of saturated fat, and 2 grams of trans fat.”

Source: Courtesy of Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons: Biscuit, Sausage, Egg, Cheese
> Serving size: 177 g
> Calories: 490
> Total amount of sugar: 4 g
> Total amount of fat: 31 g
> Total amount sodium: 1,130 mg

Half of the total fat in this breakfast sandwich is saturated fat, which may increase the risk of heart disease. While it may not be very high in calories, it certainly is high in sodium — 1,130 mg is close to the American Heart Association’s recommended daily limit.