Richards says that the nutritional red flags are many but adds that “the two that stand out most to me are the fat and sodium. The American Heart Association recommends not consuming more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day to protect against hypertension and heart disease. This burger contributes 1,940 milligrams of sodium by itself, not counting the high sodium fries that will likely be consumed alongside it.” In other words, a Pretzel Bacon Pub Triple will help you blow right past your daily limit for sodium. The fat cont is also out of control.
Explaining the issue further, Richards goes on to say, “The daily recommended intake of fat is set at 30-40 percent of your calories, which equates to around 44-77 grams a day. This Wendy’s burger packs in 109 grams of fat, 45 grams of which come from unhealthy saturated fat and 5 grams of trans fat. Put these two facts together and you have a single burger that raises one’s risk for nearly every chronic disease including hypertension, heart disease, and obesity.”
So will one burger treat cause long-lasting harm? We can’t definitively say where the line is on individual indulgence. Your doctor or nutritionist is the best source of advice. We can confidently say you should NOT eat this meal regularly, though, as it doesn’t really fit into any healthy diet. Even if you love Wendy’s, you might want to pass on this one.