How To Eat Healthy At Taco Bell
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How To Eat Healthy At Taco Bell

Eating out at fast food restuarants can be bad for your health, but there are a few secrets to eating healthy at Taco Bell.

Taco Bell is one of the last places that you think of when you consider eating a healthy meal away from home. Although they do have some items that are high in fat content, there are some menu items at Taco Bell that are relatively low in most categories.

Before you decide what to order off the Taco Bell menu, there a few things that you should definitely avoid. Everything on the Volcano Menu should be avoided at all costs. All the items in this category are high in fat and calories.

Grilled Stuft Burritos are also a no-no. All three choices have more than 600 calories, 20g of fat, and 1500mg of sodium.

Stay away from nachos. They are loaded with fat. The Volcano Nachos have 60 of fat and even the plain cheesy nachos contain 17g.

Burritos should definitely be crossed off your list. The Chicken Burrito Supreme has 400 calories, 12g of fat, and 1060mg of sodium. Even the plain Bean Burrito has 370 calories and 980mg of sodium.

The Taco Salads are also dangerous. You may think that salads are a healthy choice, but not here. All of Taco Bell’s salads contain at least 28g of fat and 1200mg of sodium.

The new Triple Steak Stack has been showcased a lot on TV commercials lately. How does it measure up in terms of nutrition? It has 690 calories, 30g of fat, and 1950mg of sodium. This is definitely something that should be avoided.

Now that we have eliminated all of these items, are there any left to put on your plate? The Tostada is an acceptable choice with 250 calories and 10g of fat.

The Cheese roll-up is a surprisingly healthy choice at Taco Bell. Although it won’t fill you up, it only has 190 calories and 9g of fat.

The healthiest choices of foods at Taco Bell are the tacos. Fresco Grilled Steak Soft Taco has 150 calories 4g fat, and 520mg sodium. The Crunchy Tacos have 170 calories, 10g of fat, and 330mg of sodium. It is always better to choose the crunchy taco over the soft taco as the crunchy version has less calories and 50% less sodium than the soft version. Even though tacos are a little high in cholesterol, they are quite low in saturated fat. The only tacos that you should avoid are the Cheesy Double Decker Taco and the Volcano Taco. Both of these are loaded with fat.

Now that you have picked out your food items, it is time to find something to wash them down. Before you wander over to the soda fountain, there are a few things you should consider. A 40 oz Mountain Dew or Tropicana Fruit Punch has 550 calories. Every other type of regular soda has 500 calories in the 40oz container. Even if you get a 20oz cup, it is still over 200 calories. A diet drink or water will eliminate those empty calories.

Eating at Taco Bell will not put you on the fast track to losing weight, but if you carefully choose which items you eat, you can avoid adding on those extra pounds.


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Comments (2)

Thanks! Good and very informative article. voted!

I love nachos.. But I suppose I must refrain myself. LOL