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McDonald's: Sodium Contained in Menu Selections

Article by Diet Bites

Let's Start With the Fries

In our humble opinion, McDonald's makes the best fries on the planet.

And they aren't all that bad when it comes to sodium content. One large package contains 350 milligrams while the medium contains 270 mg. Of course, the caloric content is steep - with the large at 500 kcals and the medium at 380 - but there is the word 'share' in the dictionary, right?

It's important to keep in mind that all fast food and fine dining restaurants use salt liberally because it's the cheapest seasoning ingredient on the planet.

Salt, an Inexpensive Flavor Enhancer

Fact is, salt adds flavor too foods. But when too much is added, we can see all sorts of negative impacts in the area of health.

We may bloat, we can gain 'false pounds' due to water retention - and when we are bloated and full of retained fluids, we simply don't feel well. Our heart must also work harder to function adequately - and in some individuals, sodium can increase blood pressure readings.

On that note, let's take a look at some of the most popular sandwiches at McDonald's and their sodium content:

MENU SELECTION

SODIUM MILLIGRAMS (mg)

CBO Cheddar Bacon Onion Angus Third Pounder

1830

Angus Bacon & Cheese Sandwich

2000

Angus Deluxe

1640

Angus Mushroom & Swiss

1170

Big Mac®

970

Quarter Pounder® with Cheese

1110

Double Quarter Pounder® with Cheese

1290

Hamburger

490

Cheeseburger

690

Double Cheeseburger

1050

McDouble

850

Daily Double

770

Filet-O-Fish

590

CBO Cheddar Bacon Onion Crispy Premium Chicken Sandwich

1630

CBO Cheddar Bacon Onion Grilled Premium Chicken Sandwich

1460

Premium Crispy Chicken Classic Sandwich

990

Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich

820

Premium Crispy Chicken Club Sandwich

1200

Premium Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

1030

Premium Crispy Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwich

1170

Premium Grilled Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwich

1000

McChicken ®

800

Southern Style Crispy Chicken Sandwich

900

Angus Bacon & Cheese Snack Wrap

1050

McRib ®

980

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