Special Report

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

Source: Courtesy of Whataburger

Whataburger: Monterey Melt
> Serving size: 403 g
> Calories: 1,110
> Total amount of sugar: 12 g
> Total amount of fat: 71 g
> Total amount sodium: 2,510 mg

Just one Monterey Melt from Whataburger provides the daily recommended intake of salt and total fat. (About a third of the fat in this burger is saturated fat.) But most people would have a drink and a side with it, adding even more sugar, salt, and fat to their meal.

Source: Courtesy of Burger King

Burger King: BK Ultimate Breakfast Platter
> Serving size: 1 platter (17.2 oz or 487 g)
> Calories: 1,230
> Total amount of sugar: 33 g
> Total amount of fat: 70 g
> Total amount sodium: 2,550 mg

Just one platter and you’ve reached your daily recommended limit of sodium, sugar, and fat.

The Rodeo King Sandwich is not a much better option, Gorin said. Usually, the term “grilled” means a healthier cooking technique. “But even though the beef patties in this sandwich are flame-grilled, the sandwich also contains bacon and onion rings and manages to come in at 1,480 calories, 5 grams of trans fats, and 2,340 mg of sodium,” she added.

Source: Courtesy of Carl's Jr.

Carl’s Jr.: The 1/2 lb. Guacamole Bacon Thickburger
> Serving size: 0.5 lb (445 g)
> Calories: 1,200
> Total amount of sugar: 12 g
> Total amount of fat: 89 g
> Total amount sodium: 1,990 mg

About 800 of the 1,200 calories you would consume with this guacamole bacon burger come from fat. As for the total amount of fat you’re subjecting your body to — it’s more than the recommended daily limit of no more than 77 grams (more than double, depending on a person’s overall health).

Source: Courtesy of Bojangles’

Bojangles’: Macaroni ‘N Cheese
> Serving size: Picnic
> Calories: 990
> Total amount of sugar: 12 g
> Total amount of fat: 450 g
> Total amount sodium: 2,270 mg

Even in Bojangles’ picnic size — which is larger than individual size — mac N cheese is often a side, not a meal itself. And not a healthy side. While it may contain the daily recommended amount of salt, and not too much sugar, it contains a whopping 450 grams of fat, which is way more than the recommended maximum of 77 grams.

Source: Courtesy of Einstein Bros. Bagels

Einstein Bros Bagels: Chorizo Sunrise
> Serving size: 361 g
> Calories: 920
> Total amount of sugar: 8 g
> Total amount of fat: 57 g
> Total amount sodium: 1,600 mg

More than a sixth of this sandwich is fat. And of the 57 grams of fat, 23 grams are saturated fat, which amounts to 115% of the recommended daily value. The amount of cholesterol on the Chorizo Sunrise also exceeds the daily limit. The 465 mg are 155% of the recommended intake of dietary cholesterol.

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