Subway may not be ‘where winners eat’, after all

10 May 2013

Despite being marketed as a healthy alternative to other fast food chains, a new study has revealed that Subway is just as bad for you as McDonald’s. Although the nutrient content in a submarine sandwich is slightly higher than that of a burger, Subway’s average sodium levels are far higher than the burger chains’.

The research, conducted by experts from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), also indicates that many Subway meals contain nearly 1,000 calories. That number is roughly equivalent to the amount in a standard McDonald’s combo, including a cheeseburger, fries and soda.

Dr Lenard Lesser and his team of researchers believe the two chains, which are the biggest in the world, are contributing to widespread obesity. For Subway, the findings sharply contrast with the company image, which would have consumers believe it’s ‘where winners eat’.

If fast food is a problem for you, consider a gastric balloon to reduce hunger and the urge to overindulge.

Posted by Philip Briggs

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