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Friday, June 18, 2010

Food Fact Friday

Haven't done calorie contents in a while, so here's a big one.

Now everyone loves the Cheesecake Factory, right?  And what doesn't sound delicious and semi-healthy about a Grilled Chicken and Avocado club?  How about the fact that it contains 1,752 calories, 28g saturated fat, and 2,309mg of sodium.  Holy cow!  (or rather, Holy chicken!)

According to Eat This on Men's Health, the sandwich portion of the menu should be avoided completely, as the lowest calorie content is 1,052 for the grilled cheese.

They actually suggest ordering the burger and swapping out the fries, which will have you at around 737 calories, 15g sat fat, and 1,018mg of sodium.  So yes, it's the lesser of the two evils and is apparently one of the best burgers out there.  Interesting.

I'm always blown away by sodium contents.  It makes me wonder what the heck they're putting in the food.  If you're a home cook, it's not terribly hard to control sodium, especially when using fresh products, so how they do it is a mystery to me.

Remember, knowledge is power.

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