Starting your day with a fast-food breakfast sandwich may seem like a quick and convenient option, but some choices can be shockingly unhealthy.
Here are some of the unhealthiest fast-food menu items that can sabotage your health goals before the day even begins.
The Double Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit by Burger King
Each serving contains 853 calories, 66 grams of fat (of which 29 grams are saturated fat and 2 grams are trans fat), 2,522 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 33 grams of protein.
Considering the calorie count, total fat, and sodium content, Burger King’s Double Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit is understandably at top of the list of the unhealthiest sandwiches for breakfast.
The Sausage Biscuit With Egg by McDonald’s
In one serving, it contains 530 calories, 35 grams of fat (including 15 grams of saturated fat), 1,190 milligrams of sodium, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, and 17 grams of protein.
You might think the Sausage Biscuit and Egg is a healthier alternative because it doesn’t include cheese. However, this sandwich is still a risky choice due to its high amount of saturated fat, which exceeds the recommended daily limit. The Egg McMuffin can be a better option.
The Bacon Baconator by Wendy’s
A serving has 710 calories, 48 grams of fat (19 grams of saturated fat and 0.5 grams of trans fat), 1,740 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 7 grams of sugar, and 33 grams of protein.
It’s easy to assume that a menu with the name “Bacon Baconator” won’t be particularly nutritious. This is undoubtedly the case for the well-known Wendy’s breakfast sandwich, which is stuffed full of cheese, bacon, sausage, and egg.
Opt for Healthier Sandwiches
For a wholesome breakfast, you should opt for a healthier sandwich made from whole-grain bread, lean protein like turkey or egg whites, and nutrient-rich toppings, such as avocado, spinach, and tomato.