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Subway overtakes McDonalds?

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I found this interesting article...

Invasion of the super-sized sarnies: As Subway overtakes McDonalds as our biggest fast-food chain, the artery clogging truth about its sandwiches.....


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... z1GQW1prJK
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:200: On no Jarrod - say it ain't so.

... you can choose your length of sub (6in or 12in) and there’s also a selection of breads, from oat and honey to Italian herb and wheat. When it comes to fillings, you can either go for one of their suggestions, such as the Italian BMT (big, meaty and tasty) or the Meatball Marinara (meatballs, tomato sauce and cheese), or you can choose from various sliced meat options, a vegetarian version or tuna.

I guess it depends on what you select. I know I've stood in line and watched someone have a sandwich made and thought "what the ... ? That can't be healthy." On the other hand, I always get a whole wheat 6-inch with some steak and cheese and lots of fresh veggies (lettuce, onion, green pepper, etc.) with some chipotle mayo and love it. It is exactly the same way I would make it at home, except the veggies are probably fresher as they get rotated every day in a restaurant. And unlike walking away from MacDonalds or A&W with an uncomfortable lump in my gut, I feel good after eating at Subway. Again, I guess it all depends on how you decide to have your sandwich made and what with.
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I love the Italian meatball sub on whole wheat with lots of tomatoe, green pepper, lettuce and black olives. Lots of fat and salt, it can't be that good for me, but has to beat McD's any day. When they used to have grated carrot, I'd get that added too.
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Queen K wrote:I love the Italian meatball sub ...

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You finally got my number. :140:
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Queen K wrote:I love the Italian meatball sub on whole wheat with lots of tomatoe, green pepper, lettuce and black olives. Lots of fat and salt, it can't be that good for me, but has to beat McD's any day. When they used to have grated carrot, I'd get that added too.


Same here , my fav too . I saw a commercial tonight featuring their new meatball pepperoni sub , it looked really tasty .
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I've never been to Subway :127:
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Meh. You're not missing much. It's fast food cleverly disguised as "healthy".
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I figure it's as healthy as I order it. If I get lots of processed meats, mayo, and a small bit of onions, not so much.

But if I get the chicken loaded with vegetables, no cheese or thin mayo, hold the salt on whole wheat, what could go wrong?
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Queen K wrote:I figure it's as healthy as I order it.

Exactly. If you want lean meat with lots of fresh vegetables, the choices are right there in front of you to pick. If you're making unhealthy choices, they're the same unhealthy choices you could be making at home. Quite a contrast to McDonalds.
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steven lloyd wrote:If you're making unhealthy choices, they're the same unhealthy choices you could be making at home. Quite a contrast to McDonalds.


Actually, McD offers quite a variety of healthy choices - milk, apple slices, salads, etc.
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Captain Awesome wrote: Actually, McD offers quite a variety of healthy choices - milk, apple slices, salads, etc.

I stand corrected - but will still choose Subway over McDonalds just about every day ...


... although I will confess I have still never found a tastier french fry and I like the occasional filet o' fish. I also like the hot apple pie thing, and I sometimes like to have the breakfast burrito with salsa (no worse than bacon and eggs at home I figure)
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One friend who's on a "diet" and I recently had a quick lunch at subway. I had my usual teriyaki chicken with tomatoes, lettuce, onions & olives with no cheese. She had double meat, double cheese with extra mayo and no veggies but thinks its healthy because it's not McDonalds. :137: I don't have the heart to tell her why this "diet" isn't working, lol
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I read in the 2011 "Eat this, Not that" book that subway's so called whole wheat bread hardly includes any whole wheat in it. Instead the bread is dyed to make it look as if it is whole wheat.
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http://eatthis.menshealth.com/content/s ... e=2&page=1

What's Really In … SUBWAY 9-GRAIN WHEAT

SUBWAY 9-GRAIN WHEAT (6")
210 calories
2 g fat (0.5 g saturated)
410 mg sodium

Okay, so you're probably not in the habit of ordering a la carte bread loaves at Subway, but there’s a good chance you've eaten at least a few sandwiches built on this bread. The good news is that Subway actually delivers on the nine-grain promise. The bad news: Eight of those nine grains appear in miniscule amounts. If you look at a Subway ingredient statement, you'll find every grain except wheat listed at the bottom of the list, just beneath the qualifier "contains 2% or less." In fact, the primary ingredient in this bread is plain old white flour, and high-fructose corn syrup plays a more prominent role than any single whole grain. Essentially this is a white-wheat hybrid with trace amounts of other whole grains like oats, barley, and rye.

So outside of the nine grains, how many ingredients does Subway use to keep this bread together? Sixteen, including such far-from-simple ingredients as DATEM, sodium steroyl lactylate, calcium sulfate, and azodiacarbonamide. But here's one that's a little unnerving: ammonium sulfate. This compound is loaded with nitrogen, which is why it's most common use is as fertilizer. You might have used it to nourish your plants at home. And Subway does the same thing; the ammonium sulfate nourishes the yeast and helps the bread turn brown. What, did you think that dark hue was the result of whole grains? Hardly. It's a combination of the ammonium sulfate and the caramel coloring. Seems like Jarod might frown on that sort of subterfuge.

Of course, in terms of calories, Subway's still one of your best allies in the sandwich game. But here's an even better idea: Whip up one of these 25 best sandwiches in America at home in minutes. You'll save calories, money and precious time.
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