Report Finds That This McDonald's Salad Is Unhealthier Than A Double Big Mac 4 years ago

Report Finds That This McDonald's Salad Is Unhealthier Than A Double Big Mac

We can't win.

At the end of a long week, we sometimes cannot summon the power to pass those golden arches by.

However, ordering a salad (and chips) puts the world to rights again, yeah?

According to this study, not at all.

A report published by CBC news deconstructed McDonald's so-called "health kick" and found that a Kale Caesar Salad was actually worse for you than a Double Big Mac.

It has more calories, more fat AND more sodium than the iconic burger, even though it's touted as one of their healthier options.

The McDonald's website boasts that the "Keep Calm Caesar On" salad contains "real parmesan petals" and "a nutrient-rich lettuce blend with baby kale."

However, add on the Caesar dressing, crispy chicken, bacon and roasted garlic croutons, and an average salad comes in at 730 cals per serving, compared to the 680 Double Big Mac Burger.

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Toronto registered dietitian, Shauna Lindzon says of the salad: "Health-wise, I think it's fat and sodium overload."

"Putting kale into the menu doesn't mean you're getting a healthy choice."

This is pretty grim.