There aren't many worse ways to start your day than a McDonald's McGriddle.
However, with the Sausage variety being priced at just $2, it's a common practice for many people.
While McGriddles do contain a good amount of protein, they're otherwise a cocktail of saturated fat, sugar and sodium.
A Sausage McGriddle, for example, contains nearly half the daily recommend limit of saturated fat.
Then you factor in 15 grams of sugar and a staggering 990mg of sodium.
While athletes who train intensely on a daily basis need more sodium than sedentary people, over-consuming sodium can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke and a wide range of other issues. Health officials estimate that if Americans lowered their daily sodium intake to the recommended range, it would prevent up to 92,000 deaths annually.
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