EAT THIS, NOT THAT! – With a whopping 116 million Americans having high blood pressure (that’s nearly half of all Americans!), finding ways to manage high blood pressure is a common goal for many.
If you are a fast-food lover and you are focused on keeping your blood pressure in check, it would behoove you to stay away from these fast-food menu items:
1. Subway Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
PER 6-INCH SUB: 340 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 1360 mg sodium, 39 g carbs (2 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 24 g protein
Even if you are just getting a 6-inch version of this Subway sandwich, you will be exceeding the 1,500-milligram sodium limit right off the bat, as this sub contains 1,990 milligrams per half a footlong.
2. Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad
PER 1 COBB SALAD WITH NUGGETS: 850 calories, 61 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 235 mg cholesterol, 2200 mg sodium, 34 g carbs (5 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 42 g protein
Sure, a salad is chock-full of heart-healthy vitamins and minerals, but at 2,200 milligrams of sodium per serving, this Chick-fil-A salad is a sodium bomb that should be avoided if you are managing your blood pressure.
3. McDonald’s Big Breakfast with Hotcakes
PER 1 ORDER: 1340 calories, 63 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 525 mg cholesterol, 2070 mg sodium, 158 g carbs (5 g fiber, 48 g sugar), 36 g protein
McDonald’s Big Breakfast with Hotcakes clocks in at 2,150 milligrams sodium and contains highly-processed meats, fried potatoes, and super-sugary syrup—all things that are contraindicated on any heart-healthy diet.
4. Wendy’s Dave’s Triple
PER 1 BURGER: 1160 calories, 81 g fat (334 g saturated fat, 4.5 g trans fat), 200 mg cholesterol, 1570 mg sodium, 38 g carbs (2 gGrilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich fiber, 8 g sugar), 70 g protein
Tripling your patty serving and topping each burger with cheese and other high-fat and high-sodium ingredients is a recipe for a sodium-ridden meal … READ MORE.