4 of the Worst Fast Food Options in Canada
|September 23, 2011||Posted by Alex under Lifestyle|
It’s no secret that eating fast food can be hazardous to your health, but who knew that these 4 fast food options fare as some of the worst in Canada.
As a note, remember that you can check out each restaurant’s nutritional information on their websites, and even use a calorie counter in some cases. As well, there are severa good third party sites that host chain wide calorie counters. Sometimes it’s best to plan ahead!
First up we have the McDonalds Big Mac and large fries along with a large Cola combo. Designed to fill you up (thank goodness, imagine going for seconds!?) these meals go the extra distance provide more than enough calories and sodium to get you through the day. It wouldn’t be so bad if you didn’t plan on eating for another 24 hours, but seeing that most of us like 3 meals a day, these can be a little harsh on the system.
This combo contains approximately 1550 calories, 2000 mg of sodium and 45 grams of fat.
Next we have Wendy’s triple Baconator, friesand cola combination. Bacon used to be a breakfast food, high in fat and salt, and usually what we crave first thing in the morning, but apparently if you toss it in between some bread add some fries and a soda and it’s suddenly a lunch meal.
This combo goes for around 2200 calories, contains 115 grams of fat (45 of which are saturated fat) and just over 3200 mg of sodium.
Our third winner (or loser, rather) is the Taco Bell Beef Burrito with caramel apple empanada and large cola combo. This one is slighlty more dangerous than the others because the burrito itself seems rather modest in portion compared to either one of those monstrous Baconators or Big Macs. Don’t be tempted to go for seconds if you find yourself still hungry afterwards, your body will thank you!
This combo weighs in at 1300 calories with 58 grams of fat.
Last, and by no means the least, is one fast food treat which has numbers that should scare away any but the most die hard frozen treat fans: the Cookie Dough Blizzard from Dairy Queen. The Blizzard is by no means meant to be a meal in itself, but rather a refreshing treat for a hot summer day. The problem is that it contains more calories than most meals do, and as many calories as someone hopping to diet would want to consume over the course of a whole day.
This nightmare offers 1230 calories, 45 grams of fat, 1290 mg of sodium and a shocking 145 grams of sugar!
Seeing numbers like this kinda makes you glad to know that some restaurants, like us here at 21st Century Food, offer meal plans that will feed you for the entire day and give you less calories and only a sliver of the sugar, salt and fat count these guys have!