EAT THIS, NOT THAT! – We teamed up with these three registered dietitians to examine the nutritional content of a bevy of sandwiches currently residing on fast-food menus nationwide and rank them from bad to worst.
8 – Bruegger’s Bagels’ Farmhouse Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
Choosing this for your first meal of the day means you will consume more saturated fat during breakfast than you should in an entire day.
7 – Del Taco’s Chicken BLT Epic Torta
These sandwiches contain none of the foods that are part of a healthy dietary pattern — none.
6 – Zaxby’s Signature Club Sandwich
Zaxby’s Signature Club Sandwich clocks in at a whopping 820 calories with 46 grams of fat and 52 grams of processed low-fiber carbs, which can lead to increased cholesterol and weight gain.
5 – Panera’s Toasted Steak & White Cheddar Sandwich
This sandwich contains almost a full day’s worth of calories for some individuals and is very high in fat and saturated fat, which can raise cholesterol levels and lead to heart disease.
“Based on the American Heart Association’s recommendation of getting no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, Subway’s The Boss Foot Long sandwich shouldn’t be the boss of any diet because it contains 4,950 milligrams of sodium.”
4 – Checkers’ Bacon Brewhouse Mother Cruncher
This selection boasts crispy chicken smothered in a beer-flavored cheese sauce swimming with bacon pieces and topped with bacon slices. This sandwich even has trans fats, which the FDA has deemed no longer ‘Generally Recognized As Safe’ due to their effect on raising LDL cholesterol.
3 – Schlotzsky’s Medium Beef Bacon Smokecheesy
This belly buster should come with a warning label because it has almost three times the recommended amount of saturated fat you should consume in one day, putting you at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.
2 – Burger King’s Spicy Ch’King Deluxe
The Ch’King is aptly named — the calories and sodium amount are king-sized. Just in this sandwich alone, you are consuming over half the recommended calories for a full day and double the amount of sodium.
1 – Subway’s The Boss Foot Long
This sandwich is too high in everything — calories, fat, and sodium. This is an unhealthy choice and should be avoided if you have any health goals in mind.