Food Villains #17: Sliders

Sliders may be smaller than a single burger, but did you know that you end up getting MORE calories from these high-fat, high-sodium burgers? The average plate of sliders contains between three and four. If you were to compare the four sliders to a single burger, you'd notice that the combined volume of the sliders is greater than the burger. You get more white bread, more ketchup, more cheese, and even often more meat. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Source:[/caption] For example, the Ruby Minis sliders sold at Ruby Tuesday contain:
  • 905 calories
  • 52 grams of fat
  • 1,489 mg of sodium
Compare that to a Big Mac, which contains just 550 calories, and you can see why sliders make it onto the list of Food Villains here. Now, don't get me wrong, a hamburger isn't the classic health choice. The patty and cheese slices are both loaded with saturated fat, and the buns are all white flour. But, if you can't get rid of that burger craving, it may be time to stick with the classic burger instead of option for sliders. My advice: Get the classic burger, or try a chicken burger instead. (Lower in saturated fat, but almost as delicious.)     Featured Image Source: Resources:  

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