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Article by Diet Bites
Salt Milligrams [mg] in Fast Food Menu Selections
Jack in the Box
The elephant in the room where Jack in the Box's 'Healthy Dining' selections are concerned is salt.
This is a great example for showing that just because a menu selection indicates it is healthy - doesn't mean that it is true. In addition, just because an item is low in caloric values doesn't mean that it is a healthy choice.
All of the following selections can be found on the Healthy Dining menu at Jack in the Box.
Grilled Chicken Strips with Teriyaki Dipping Sauce: 1600 mg
If we look at the burgers featured on the regular menu, the amount of sodium increases significantly:
Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger - 2190 mg
Whopper With Cheese - 1270 mg
Angus Bacon & Cheese - 2110 mg
Some sandwiches contain quite a lot of salt content, although they reside on the reduced fat menu. A few examples:
Club Salad - 780 mg
Chicken Cantina Bowl - 1960 mg
For more information related to recommended sodium content, refer to this article at Diet Bites.
If you are concerned about the amount of salt contained in fast food, request a nutrition guide from your server before ordering.
In addition to reviewing the sodium content, also look at the following: saturated fat, total fat, Trans fat, cholesterol and caloric content - as all of these elements influence the nutritional values of your selections.