Subway is the leader in Fast Food GMO
Subway is now the leader in Fast Food GMO, surpassing McDonald’s. Their 9-grain “healthy” wheat bread contains over 50 ingredients! Consumers might want to think twice about their “healthy” eating habits at Subway restaurant. Like all franchised fast food restaurants, Subway contains Genetically Modified (GM) foods to keep up with the growing demand of the business while keeping ingredients cheap for larger profit margins.
Based on Subway’s nutrition facts, their “6 grams of fat” claim looks promising, but the majority of consumers overlook the fine print in the Subway ads that states the “recipe” of their “6 grams of fat” sub. Subway’s subs that are only 6 grams of fat strictly include the meat, wheat bread, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, green peppers and olives, but excludes add-ons such as sauces and cheeses that the majority of consumers choose to add in their subs. Unknowingly, consumers are building sandwiches that have more than “6 grams of fat.”
According to the calorie/fat count in the ingredients listed on Subway’s brochure, the numbers don’t look too bad until they are added up according to the sandwich. Let’s use one footlong oven-roasted chicken breast on wheat bread as an example. According to Subway’s brochure, this sandwich packs 620 calories and 10 grams of fat, which is a bit greater than Subway’s heavily advertised “6 grams of fat.” Including popular add-ons such as cheese and mayo, the calorie count of the sandwich jumps to 920 calories with 41 grams of fat — about 400 calories more than a McDonald’s Big Mac! The calorie and fat count jumps even higher with Subway’s combo meal option. With the addition of a 20 ounce fountain drink and a side of chips, a single Subway meal can cover up to more than half of the consumer’s daily calorie intake. Although a Subway sandwich may look healthier to eat compared to other “fast food,” the numbers tell the truth behind the sandwich.
Read The Fine Print at Subway
This is what is posted on the official Subway site.
Sandwich nutrition values include 9-Grain Wheat bread, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green peppers and cucumbers. Values do not include cheese unless noted.
Salads contain meat/poultry, standard vegetables and do not include salad-dressing or croutons.
Addition of other condiments and fixings will alter nutrition values.
This is JUST the basics without any mayo, mustard, dressing, ect. But of course the nutritional menu LOOKS appealing to the consumer who thinks they are eating healthy.
Subway Uses Dangerous Chemical Found In Yoga Mats In Their Bread
Thanks to the awareness of The Food Babe and her army, she has created awareness and a petition that Subway immediately responded to. Subway was using a plastic chemical called azodicarbonamide in their breads. Azodicarbonamide is found in yoga mats, shoe rubber, and synthetic leather.
Subway VS McDonald’s
Based on a study done at UCLA, here is a comparison chart of Subway VS.McDonald’s
Subway (Average Sandwich) : 784 calories
McDonald’s (Average Sandwich) : 582 calories
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