Worst Salad No. 2: Burger King’s Chicken Club Salad With Crispy Chicken
If you’re hoping to find a calorie-friendly salad at Burger King, be aware that its cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, bacon double cheeseburger and even Whopper sandwich provide fewer calories than this chicken club salad at 710 calories.
Still think the salad is better than a burger? Yes, you’ll get ever-important health-promoting vegetables in this salad, which contains romaine, green leaf and radicchio lettuces along with some tomatoes. Unfortunately, there are quite a few nutritional issues with the rest of the ingredients: smoked bacon pieces, crispy chicken, shredded cheddar cheese and butter garlic croutons. All of these ingredients contribute to this salad’s biggest blunder: 1,820 milligrams of sodium. Too much sodium in the diet causes excess fluid retention in your body, which then makes your heart work harder, and that can lead to higher blood pressure. According to Harvard’s School of Public Health, it can also raise your risk for heart disease, stroke, heart failure, osteoporosis and, potentially, stomach cancer.
Nutrition info per serving: 710 calories, 51 grams of total fat (13 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat), 110 milligrams of cholesterol, 1,820 milligrams of sodium, 33 grams of total carbohydrates (three grams of dietary fiber, six grams of sugar), 32 grams of protein
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