Healthy fast food not so healthy

May 24, 2011 

Think you're being healthy and saving some calories by ordering the salad or oatmeal?

Don't be so sure, says the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

The group recently tested the nutritional content of some items that fast food establishments are promoting as healthy. The group found they were far from it. Some of the items were packed with more fat, sodium and sugar than anyone should eat in an entire day.

"Your health and your waistline will thank you for saying no to these so-called healthy foods," PCRM nutrition education director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., said in a statement.

Worst offenders

- Wendy’s Baja Salad: Contains 1,990 milligrams of sodium â€" more than should be consumed in an entire day.

- McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal: Contains more calories than a hamburger and more sugar than a Snickers candy bar.

- Subway Fresh Fit 6-inch Turkey Breast Sub: With standards such as cheese and mayo, this “low-fatâ€

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