THE UNHEALTHIEST MEALS IN AMERICA
Restaurant meals are known for being calorie and fat bombs, but some are worse than others. Way worse. A typical restaurant entrée has roughly 1,000 calories, according to The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). But some meals are downright artery-clogging, with almost a day's worth of calories, saturated fat, and sodium — by government standards, at least. As Business Insider reported, nutrition experts from CSPI examined menus from 200 chain restaurants to find the items that had the most calories, saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. Their results make up this year's "Xtreme Eating" list.
Here's are the Top 5 on this year's most unhealthiest foods.
Filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, chicken chorizo, cheese, crispy potatoes, avocado, peppers and onions, it's no surprise this burrito made the list. With a serving of sour cream and black beans, this entree will set you back 2,730 calories, 73 grams of saturated fat and 4,630 milligrams of sodium.
A soft pretzel might feel like a pretty safe choice, but this movie theater snack is the roughly the nutritional equivalent of six original soft pretzels from Auntie Anne's. The Bavarian Legend is 9" wide, weighs about 1.5 pounds, and has 1,920 calories, 15 grams of saturated fat, and 7,600 milligrams of sodium.
You could feed your fried chicken craving with this Italian style dish, or you could eat four pieces of Popeyes fried chicken and four biscuits for about the same number of calories, according to CSPI. This meal will cost you 1,870 calories, 55 grams of fat and 3,080 milligrams of sodium.
Tacos can be healthy, but not when the tortillas are coated with a crispy grilled cheese and stuffed with pork, bacon chorizo and cream sauce. Along with the side of rice, beans and a 32-ounce IPA, this meal comes in at 2,040 calories, 27 grams of saturated fat, and 3,820 milligrams of sodium.
Chili's puts their own take on chicken and waffles by topping the creation with bacon, jalapeños, and ancho-chile ranch. Served with fries and a honey-chipotle sauce, this meal comes in at 2,510 calories, 40 grams of fat, and 4,480 milligrams of sodium.