McDonalds has been as dedicated as ever to making sure that its nutrition and health is excellent for everyone that eats at McDonalds. For example, they have created an everyday sample menu that meats and fits into a balanced 2,000 calorie daily diet.
Dietary guidelines refer to the patterns in eating. For example, the adult guideline between 20% and 35% of calories from fat applies to your calorie intake for our whole day and not from a single meal.
A sample McDonalds menu includes:
1% Low Fat Milk Jug
Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait
Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken
Newmans Own Low Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Apple Dippers with Low Fat Caramel Dip
Unsweetened Iced Tea
Snack Size Fruit & Walnut Salad
The most important thing about a McDonalds Nutritional meal is have diversity. Our bodies gather different nutrients from different foods. The more that we vary our diets the better our body has a chance of getting the fuel that it requires. So change it up and have a Big Mac for lunch one day, or try a Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken. Substitute the Apple Dippers for fries.
Its also all about moderation. As with anything in life. If you love McNuggets, order the 4 piece instead of the 6 piece. What about the fries? Go and order the large, but share with a friend. Find ways to stay balanced whenever you are eating at McDonalds. It keeps life exciting and keeps you healthy.
Want to lower your sodium intake? McDonalds has menu items for you.
Tips to Lower your Sodium intake when at McDonalds
Ask for French Fries without Salt Added
Request your hamburgers without grill seasoning
Skip or go light on sandwich condiments like ketchup, mustard, pickles and sauces and dressings.
Order a sandwich without cheese
Sodium saving menu at McDonalds:
Premium Salad with crispy or grilled chicken 710/670 mg saved
Quarter Pounder with Cheese 460 mg Sodium Saved
Quarter Pounder with Cheese without ketchup and pickles 250 mg saved
Big Mac sandwich without sauce 105 mg saved
Scrambled Eggs at 470 mg
Hotcakes with Syrup 730 mg
Bacon Ranch Salad 650 mg
Hamburger w/ Small Fries and Apple Juice box 700 mg
Chicken McNuggets (6piece)
Apple Dippers with Low Fat Caramel
1% Low Fat Milk Jug
As you can tell McDonalds is dedicated to making sure that you have what you need. You can find the following specialized menus here