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Fast Food Salt Content
by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following chart below compares the amount of salt in food from fast food restaurants in California. Take note of the high amount of salt in these products.

Millions of Americans are harming their health, by eating too much salt-loaded food from fast food restaurants.

Salt in Baked Beans and Chili Beans

Salt in Breakfast Cereals

30

100

60

30

80

80

30


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Individual American Daily Salt Consumption

Average Daily Consumption

3,500 mg

Old Guideline Maximum

2,300 mg

New Guideline Maximum

1,500 mg

The new guideline is especially recommended for those with hypertension, are over 40, or are African-American.


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Fast Food - Salt Content Comparison Chart
(worst near the top - better near the bottom)
Chili's (Mind-boggling!)

Item

Sodium

Item

Sodium

Skillet Queso w/chips

4,770 mg

Texas Chili Fries
w/ Jalapeno Ranch

5,450 mg

Chicken Club Tacos

4,770 mg

Texas Chili Fries
w/ Chili & Jalapeno Ranch

5,950 mg

Buffalo Chicken

5,350 mg

Southern Smokehouse Burger
w/Ancho Chile BBQ

6,310 mg

Buffalo Chicken Crisper Bites w/ BC

5,370 mg

Jalapeno Smokehouse Burger
w/Jalapeno Ranch

6,710 mg

Taco Bell

Item

Sodium

Item

Sodium

1/2 lb. Beef & Potato Burrito

1,720 mg

Grilled Stuft Burrito - Steak

1,930 mg

Fiesta Taco Salad

1,780 mg

Southwest Steak Border Bowl

2,120 mg

Zesty Chicken Border Bowl

1,800 mg

Grilled Stuft Burrito - Beef

2,120 mg

Chicken Fiesta Taco Salad

1,830 mg

Grilled Stuft Burrito - Chicken

2,160 mg

Burger King

Item

Sodium

Item

Sodium

BK Triple Stacker

1,390 mg

BK Quad Stacker

1,740 mg

Double Whopper w/cheese

1,530 mg

TenderCRISP Garden Salad

1,740 mg

Triple Whopper w/cheese

1,600 mg

A1 Steakhouse XT Burger

1,930 mg

TenderCRISP Chicken Sandwich

1,640 mg

Country Pork Sandwich

3,310 mg

K.F.C.

Item

Sodium

Item

Sodium

Fiery Buffalo Wings Value Box

1,580 mg

Double-Down with Grilled Fillet

1,760 mg

Crispy Twister with Crispy Strip

1,600 mg

Chichen Pot Pie

1,760 mg

Popcorn Chicken Large

1,600 mg

Popcorn Chicken Value Box

1,900 mg

EC Thigh Value Box

1,600 mg

KFC Famous Bowls
Mashed Potato with Gravy

2.260 mg

McDonald's

Item

Sodium

Item

Sodium

Premium Chicken BLT c.

1,400 mg

Chicken Selects

1,680 mg

Premium Chicken Club

1,410 mg

Big Breakfast

1,680 mg

Premium Chicken BLT g.

1,440 mg

Deluxe Breakfast

1,790 mg

McSkillet Burrito w/s

1,470 mg

Gourmet Hot Pretzel

2,010 mg

Subway

Item

Sodium

Item

Sodium

Meatball Sub

1,360 mg

Dijon Horseradish Melt

1,620 mg

Subway Melt Salad*

1,410 mg

Cold Cut Trio Sub

1,680 mg

Red Wine Vinaigrette Club

1,520 mg

Subway Melt Sub

1,730 mg

Italian B.M.T. Salad*

1,590 mg

Italian B.M.T. Sub

1,900 mg

Notes:
1. The amount of sodium in Chili's meals is mind-boggling. It is almost unbelievable!
    Chili's is an excellent place to eat, if you have a death wish! LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS!!!
2. * Salad dressing NOT included - add another 400-600 mg

230 - 600

70

230

70

DISCLAIMER
The author has no medical training. No advice is intended.
Although the author has tried to be as accurate as possible, errors and misstatements are possible.
Consult your doctor for personal nutrition advice.

I could not find a chart like the above. So, I assembled this list of fast food salt content, to help myself compare excess salt from fast food restaurants. I hope that it helps you.

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Tags: salt content, fast food restaurants


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This Vaughns Fast-Food-Salt-Content Comparison Guide
was last updated on 2013-11-20.