Saying that high blood pressure and obesity are problems in the United States would be a serious understatement. One of the biggest culprits of these problems is the huge amount of sodium that we consume on a daily basis. Sodium acts as a preservative, and it’s used for taste as well, so it’s added to nearly all processed foods. That means that low-sodium fast food options have been nearly impossible to find until fairly recently.
Fortunately, with a push for a better selection of healthy fast food meals, more chains are offering low-sodium fast food and healthy junk food options. Here are a few of our favorites that taste great and are actually good for you. Check the video or read the script below.
5 Low Sodium Fast Food Dishes
McDonald’s Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait
At just 150 calories with only 70mg of sodium, the fruit ‘n yogurt parfait from McDonald’s is one of the best healthy junk food options out there. It’s cheap, healthy fast food that will give you the energy you need to get through your afternoon.
KFC’s Original Recipe Chicken Breast
When you take the skin and breading off of this option from KFC, you lose a lot of the sodium and calories for a healthier meal that’s still really delicious and filling.
McDonald’s Premium Southwest Salad
Order the premium southwest salad from McDonald’s without chicken, and you’ll get a 140-calorie snack with just 150mg of sodium and lots of vitamins and nutrients.
Taco Bell’s Fresco Crunchy Taco
This taco has only 150 calories and 310mg of sodium. It’s a low-calorie fast food option that will still quench your craving for a Mexican treat.
Pizza Hit’s 12” Roasted Garlic Parmesan Crust Pizza
One slice of this delicious pizza has only 300mg of sodium and 200 calories, so it’s on par with the fresco crunchy taco from Taco Bell.
We’re seeing more and more cheap healthy fast food options offered every day. If you check the nutritional information, you can find a lot of low-sodium fast food dishes that will help you stick to a heart-healthy diet without starving yourself.