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Making "Healthier" Fast Food Breakfast Choices

05/06/11

  10:48:53 am, by MedBen5   , 237 words,  
Categories: Wellness

Making "Healthier" Fast Food Breakfast Choices

Let’s face it… you’re in the car one morning, you’re in a hurry, but you’re hungry… what are you gonna do? Most likely, you get in line at the drive-thru of your local fast food outlet for quick relief. Of course, you know going in that while the menu selections may quell your cravings, they won’t do much for your health… or your waistline.

WebMD has generously taken the guesswork out of choosing the “healthier” (as opposed to purely “healthy") options at some of the most popular dine n’ dash joints. We’ll highlight some choices from the most popular restaurants, but you can view the whole list at WebMD.

McDonald’s BEST: Egg McMuffin: 300 calories, 12 grams fat, 5 grams saturated fat, 260 mg cholesterol, 820 mg sodium, 2 g fiber.

McDonald’s WORST: Deluxe Breakfast with large size biscuit, without syrup & margarine: 1140 calories, 59 g fat, 20 g saturated fat, 575 mg cholesterol, 2250 mg sodium, 7 g fiber.

Burger King’s BEST: French Toast Sticks, 3 piece: 240 calories, 13 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 4 g protein, 0 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 1 g fiber.

Burger King’s WORST: Enormous Omelet Sandwich: 730 calories, 45 grams of fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, and 330 milligrams of cholesterol, 1,940 mg sodium.

Subway BEST: Egg White & Cheese Muffin Melt: 150 calories, 3.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 480 mg sodium, 5 g fiber.

Subway WORST: Footlong Mega Breakfast Sandwich: 1,310 calories, 79 g fat, 31 g saturated fat, 550 mg cholesterol, 3,190 mg sodium, 10 g fiber. (This sandwich is not available in all Subway restaurants.)

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