If you think swapping the burger and fries at fast food restaurants for a salad is a great living decision to make in the new year, you might want to wait until you hear what nutritionists have to say first. It turns out, not all salads are created equal.
In fact some are worse than the so-called unhealthy fare served up in these establishments. Speaking to experts, HuffPost put together a list of the Best and Worst Fast Food Salads, which has some surprising results.
The worst salad was Wendy’s Harvest Chicken salad which contains a full day’s worth of salt, fat and sugar. The best of the bunch was Chik-Fil-A’s Grilled market Salad which has a high portion of protein and vegetables and isn’t off the charts in regards to fat and sodium. Subway’s Turkey Breast Salad is also a good choice due to the high amount of vegetables, lean turkey and low sodium.
The nutritionists agreed that offering salads with fresh ingredients is a good thing, but patrons need to be smart and informed about what is actually in the bowl.