McDonald's Salad vs. Cheeseburger: The Surprising Healthy Option

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McDonald's: Can a burger from the Golden Arches be healthier than a salad?


McDouble Cheeseburger
VS

Premium Southwest Salad with Crispy Chicken and Newman's Own Ranch Dressing
Verdict: The salad packs in 620 calories and more than 50 percent of your daily fat allowance, so take a pass. However, you can make it healthier by substituting grilled chicken for fried chicken and drizzling low-fat balamic vinaigrette dressing instead of Paul Newman Ranch.

The McDouble keeps it simple, offering muscle-building protein, carbs for energy and a moderate amount of unhealthy fat, making it the option to pick.

Nutrition Totals

McDouble Cheeseburger
Calories: 390
Fat: 19g
Carbohydrates: 33g
Protein: 22g

Premium Southwest Salad with Crispy Chicken and Newman's Own Ranch Dressing
Calories: 620
Fat: 36g
Carbohydrates: 51g
Protein: 36g

 


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