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Health-Washing: Is 'Healthy' Fast Food for Real?

McDonald's Fruit & Maple Oatmeal is a supposedly "healthy" breakfast item that actually contains more sugar than a Snickers bar.  Fast-food joints routinely offer healthy-sounding options that aren't really health food. Time Magazine lists a few, including:

McDonald's Premium Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

The chicken is listed as "grilled chicken breast fillet," but it’s not breast meat -- it's reconstituted rib meat combined with 22 additives such as "polysorbate 80" and "autolyzed yeast extract".

Jamba Juice Mango Mantra Light Smoothie

A 20 ounce Mango-a-go-go contains 85 grams of sugar. The “light” variety, however, only continas 48 grams -- but bear in mind that the daily limit recommended by the American Heart Association, which is already far too high, is 34 grams of added sugar for women and 36 grams for men.

Subway Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich

A footlong Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich actually contains 34 grams.

To check out the rest of Time Magazine’s fast food finds, click the link below.

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