Fast food breakfast top food story for 2015 — woe is us

Fast food breakfast is going to give you lots of salt, no matter what time of day you have it. Know what you’re getting and use tools like the Menu Meal Builder to help at least minimize your salt.

Fast food breakfast was named the top food story of 2015 in a survey by Hunter Public Relations, a New York firm that works with food clients, reported Ad Age recently. You can thank McDonald’s decision to offer some of its breakfast items all day for that.

Want half a day's salt in one meal ? Here it is.
Want half a day’s salt in one meal ? Here it is.

Love it or hate it, when McDonald’s does something, the world notices, as this survey confirms. Other reports I’ve seen say McDoanld’s business is up because of its decision, people apparently like buying Egg McMuffins at any time of day.

Maybe they should check the McDonald’s Meal Builder site first to see how much sodium is in an Egg McMuffin — 730 mgs, or about half what someone like me who has heart troubles is supposed to consume in a day.

Interestingly enough, the egg white McMuffin, which some might think is healthier for using only egg whites (although eggs have been rehabilitated health-wise these days) would actually be getting more salt with that egg white, 740 mgs to be exact.

McDonald’s hot cakes have less sodium, 530 mgs, and less fat, 7 grams compared to 12 for the Egg McMuffin.

Fast food breakfast is going to give you lots of salt, no matter what time of day you have it. Know what you’re getting and use tools like the Menu Meal Builder to help at least minimize your salt if you must eat fast food for breakfast, or any time in the day.

John

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