Breaking Down: Big Mac

The Big Mac is the most popular burger in the world. Each year, 550 million of these burgers are produced and consumed. In this post, the true value of the Big Mac will be discovered. Read on.

The Big Mac is a large burger, weighing in at 225 grams. It contains 2 beef patties, 3 buns, a slice of American cheese, pickles, onions, lettuce, and Big Mac sauce. This burger is high in fats and sodium, taking up half of your suggested daily value! It’s 11 grams of saturated fat is 53% of your daily value, along with the 1010 milligrams of sodium, which is almost 30% of your daily value. There are decent levels of iron, weighing in at 4.4 mg. There is almost no nutritional value, though there are small amounts of calcium, potassium, and fiber.

At McDonald’s, the retail price of a Big Mac is $3.99, which is a low price for a burger. There are other factors to calculate, such as methods used to get the ingredients, the preservatives and chemicals in the food, and the general advisory not to consume these burgers regularly, buying this burger is a slight of a dilemma. At the end of the day, you need to decide between a healthier lifestyle, or saving a few bucks on a burger. Stay healthy!

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