You’ll Never Guess Which McDonald’s Menu Items Are Healthier Than a Bacon Turkey Bravo From Panera Bread

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Some Panera menu items are less healthy than they appear
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Put bacon and cheese on anything and the calories are bound to add up. 

Panera Bread is the darling of the fast-casual world right now, proving to be a very worthy lunchtime option and appearing to be a healthier alternative to played-out fast food chains, which are struggling to stay relevant in its wake. But how healthy is it, really? The names of Panera’s sandwiches may contain words like “Napa,” “Mediterranean,” and “Sierra,” but that doesn’t necessarily ensure healthiness. For example, look at one of their top sellers, the Bacon Turkey Bravo. A whole Bacon Turkey Bravo on tomato basil bread contains 790 calories, 27 grams of fat, and 2,920 milligrams of sodium! For comparison’s sake, here are a handful of menu items at McDonald’s that you may be surprised to learn actually contain fewer calories and less sodium.

Big Mac
Calories: 530
Fat: 27 grams
Sodium: 960 milligrams

Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese
Calories: 740
Fat: 42 grams
Sodium: 1,300 milligrams

Bacon Clubhouse Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Calories: 750
Fat: 38 grams
Sodium: 1,720 milligrams

Steakhouse Sirloin Third Pounder
Calories: 730
Fat: 36 grams
Sodium: 1,560 milligrams

McRib
Calories: 500
Fat: 26 grams
Sodium: 980 milligrams

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