Choosing a burger

| November 30, 2012

A cheeseburger is a simple pleasure, and a simple meal. Beef patty, slice of cheese, bread. Still, not all burgers are created nutritionally equal. Here are four of the healthier selections from the top ten most popular fast food restaurants.

White Castle Single Cheeseburger

Calories: 170
Fat: 9 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 550 mg
Carbs: 15 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 8 g

McDonald’s Cheeseburger

Calories: 300
Fat: 12 g
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Sodium: 720 mg
Carbs: 33 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 15 g

Burger King Fire-Grilled Cheeseburger

Calories: 300
Fat: 14 g
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Sodium: 710 mg
Carbs: 31 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 16 g

Wendy’s Cheesy Cheddarburger

Calories: 300
Fat: 15 g
Cholesterol: 55 mg
Sodium: 760 mg
Carbs: 24 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 18 g

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, the recommended daily nutritional intakes are: Fat – 65 g; Saturated Fat – 20 g; Cholesterol – 300 mg; Sodium – 2400 mg; Potassium – 3500 mg; Carbohydrates – 300 g; Fiber – 25 g; Protein – 50 g.

Consult a nutritionist or doctor for more information on your personal recommended daily nutritional intake.