The commercials look absolutely amazing. A hot, thick burger on a braided bakery style fluffy white bun, topped with red onion, juicy tomato slices and crisp lettuce, they make my mouth water and remain in my brain longer than should be legal. Touted as an upscale offering, McDonald’s new Black Angus 1/3 pound burgers seem too good to be true. Let’s take a look at the nutrition content of the three different choices.
- Angus Deluxe opens up the bidding with 750 calories, 350 from fat, 39 grams of total fat, 135 grams of cholesterol, and 1700 mg of sodium.
- The Angus Mushroom and Swiss counters back with 770 calories, 360 from fat, 40 grams of fat, 135 grams of cholesterol and 1170 mg of sodium.
- In a last ditch effort, the Angus Bacon and Cheese closes it out with 790 calories, 40 from fat, 145 grams of cholesterol and an astounding 2070 mg of sodium.
Those numbers are, in some cases, more than a daily allowance of calories, fat and sodium. Just in one sandwich, never mind the rest of the meal!
If you really must have a burger, choosing a regular – or even child’s order – can meet your craving and save your diet. These burger choices have no place in a healthy lifestyle or diet.