Despite claiming to be “fresh”, Subway is just as bad for you as McDonalds.
Subway claims to be healthy because, unlike their fast food competitors, they don’t sell burgers and fries, however – a new study suggests that eating at Subway is, in fact, just as bad.
The NY Post reported that Subway sandwiches boasted 102g of carbohydrates, while McDonalds offered 128g.
Subway has McDonalds beat on sodium, with 2149mg for a typical meal as opposed to 1829mg at McDonalds. Overconsuming salt leads to a higher rate of water retention, which aids in bloating and obesity.
Sides, extras, and drinks differ between the two restauarants. The average caloric intake for drinks at Subway is 61, with 151 for McDonalds. Subway serves chips or cookies as a side, while McDonalds serves fries.
As for caloric intake, McDonalds averages 1038 calories, while Subway meals aren’t far behind at 955. (source)
What does this mean for you? Quite simply, stay away from these restaurants. Whether they sell subs or burgers – fast food corporations are more interested in your money than your health.