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What are the Worst McDonald's Menu Food Items for Sodium and Salt Content?

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What are the Worst McDonald's Menu Food Items for Sodium and Salt Content?
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Question: What are the Worst McDonald's Menu Food Items for Sodium and Salt Content?
What are the top ten worst McDonald's menu food items for sodium content? Which McDonald's food choices are saltiest and have the highest amount of salt? In the countries where health concerns about fast food are growing, these are two of the most frequently asked questions about the food items on the McDonald's menu.
Answer: Many foods on the McDonald's have a high sodium content, even though they might not taste salty to the average McDonald's diner. When looking at the chain's menu items in June, 2012, 8 items listed on the McDonald's website nutrition page contain more 50% or more of the sodium intake that's recommended for an entire day by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Since the recommended daily allowance of sodium is less for children than for adults, a staggering 35 items on the McDonald's menu contain 50% or more of the salt that is recommended for the average 9 to 13 year-old child for an entire day. That list includes almost all of the McDonald's breakfast foods. So if parents want their children to consume less than 50% of their recommended daily allowance for sodium in a McDonald's breakfast, they would have to choose from pancakes, 1 hash brown patty, oatmeal, a yogurt parfait or milk. This means they have to choose one of these items, not combine these McDonald's breakfast menu items in order to keep the meal low in sodium.

Below is a list of the top ten worst McDonald's menu food items for sodium content. The list is arranged according to salt content, with the saltiest food items listed first.

Top Ten Worst McDonald's Menu Food Items for Fat Content and Fat Calories:

Big Breakfast with Hotcakes
2150 mg salt content
90% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

Angus Bacon and Cheese
2070 mg salt content
86% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

Angus Deluxe
1700 mg salt content
71% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

Big Breakfast
1560 mg salt content
65% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

Sausage, Egg & Cheese McGriddles
1360 mg salt content
57% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese
1360 mg salt content
57% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagel
1300 mg salt content
54% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

Premium Crispy Chicken Club Sandwich
1200 mg salt content
50% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

Southern Style Chicken Biscuit
1180 mg salt content
49% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

Quarter Pounder with Cheese
1180 mg salt content
49% of the recommended daily salt intake for the average adult

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