Arby's Nutrition: Calories, Fat, Carbohydrates
Written by Diet Bites
Fast Food, Fast Calories, Fat, Carbs & Salt Consumption
Keep in mind that almost-all restaurants [both fine dining and fast food varieties] require using your best judgment when making the healthiest choices.
The majority of the food selections on the menu are mined with budget-wise fats and make liberal use of sodium [table salt] as a seasoning agent.
Where fats are concerned, these can be derived from any of the following sources:
1. Greasy oils that have been drained off of animal-based proteins such as bacon grease.
2. Lipids found in low grades of meat, such as ground beef which may contain as much as one-third fat.
3. Oils that are used for frying purposes that aren't the healthiest sources - such as palm oil, coconut and lard which contains animal fats.
100% Beef - BEWARE
When a restaurant states that a menu item contains 100% beef - or chicken, then dieter beware. This doesn't mean that they use 100% lean meat.
That burger that has an odd texture and contains stringy white threads as well as bits of gristle [at times, ground up so fine that it mixes in with the meat] are not derived from solid lean cuts of meat. Sure, they are part of the cow or chicken - or other animal-protein source - which makes them 100% beef, chicken, etc. - but they are not lean cuts of meat.
On that note, let's take a look at some of the fattiest choices on the Arby's menu. Take note that they do offer healthier selections - and to make the smartest choices, request a nutrition guide before you order. Take note of the caloric values, but also look at the salt content as well as the fat distribution of the food - as all of these elements impact health.
Menu Items Excessive in Calories, Carbs, Salt & Fat
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