We all love fast food and some of us are even trying to pick the healthiest option on the fast food restaurant menu, but nutritionists are here to remind us that just because something is the “healthiest” option on the menu, it doesn’t mean that it’s actually good for your health.
According to food experts, you should steer clear of the fast food items mentioned below.
“The burritos at Chipotle are a humongous calorie bomb,” says Alicia Romano, MS, RD, LDN, clinical registered dietitian at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts Medical Center. “You’re not only eating an abundance of calories, but you’re pushing sodium that’s greater than half of your daily intake.”
As a matter of fact, just one carnitas burrito has 1,350 calories and 2,590 milligrams of sodium. And it’s not the ingredients of this burrito that are too bad for your health, it’s actually the large quantities of rice and meats like the carnitas drenched in salty seasonings that pack your meal with carbs, calories, fat, and sodium.
Instead, Romano swaps out the burrito for a burrito bowl with half a serving of brown rice, half a serving of beans, grilled chicken, and a small serving of tomato salsa, which cuts your calories down to just 400! And try to avoid guacamole, it adds 230 calories to your meal.