A KFC burger could be better for you than your 'healthy takeout'
We're not even kidding. A KFC burger could be better for you than your 'healthy takeout'!
Take a look at the shocking findings below!
We took a Simply Grill'd Burger from Grill'd, and a Zinger Burger from KFC.
We're about transparency and helping our athletes find ways to make their lifestyle maintainable.
So upfront, here are the hard facts:
The Grill'd burger is slightly larger in size.
The Grill'd burger contains a few more ingredients.
However, the differences are SHOCKING.
Never judge off face-value alone.
While the Grill'd burger may seemingly appear to be healthier with a bit more greenery and a more wholesome looking bun, this definitely isn't the case.
This Grill'd burger compared to our KFC Zinger Burger, contains more SUGAR and SODIUM!
The Heart Foundation recommend: To reduce blood pressure and lower the risk of heart disease, eat less than 5g of salt (2000 mg of sodium) a day and even lower for children.
The Grill'd Simply Grill'd Burger contains a whopping 65% of your daily sodium intake!
Next time you go out for a burger, you may be better off enjoying a KFC burger with a side salad minus the sodium!
Some other healthy takeout facts you may find surprising
Have you been fooled once or twice by the clever marketing of food brands that label their products as 'healthy'?
Did you know common 'health food brands' will openly use ambiguous terms such as all natural and full of goodness with the guise of being better for you than other similar products?
The next time you pick up a 'healthy' product such a muesli bar, do a little test for your own peace of mind.
Compare the nutritional labels, and check the ingredients list too.
Remember that ingredients are listed on food labels in order from largest to smallest by weight - so the most prominent ingredients will be higher up in the list.
Other terms to watch out for
Did you know that marketers that promote their products as 'light' can be referring to the flavour of the product, rather than the ingredients?
A sugar-free product must contain less than or equal to 0.5g of sugar per serve.
But that doesn't take sugar alcohols into consideration. Common sugar alcohols such as xylitol are chemically sweet and can cause bloating and diarrhoea.
Often, companies will focus on promoting a product's best quality; in many cases, fat-free or low fat.
But be warned: often food manufacturers swap out fat for sugar, so that low fat food may be higher in sugar than the full fat version.
Were you surprised by our findings? Leave us a comment if you're interested in seeing more shocking discoveries in the food industry!