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How many calories are there in a Big Mac?

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'McDonald's scares me,' says nutritionist Fiona Kirk. 'Their buns are full of sugar, their chicken burgers are fried in oil and their low-fat salads are high in salt. Even the drinks are unhealthy - a milkshake has a hefty 10.1g of fat and 20g of sugar. Drink milk instead, which has no saturated fat and will provide you with a healthy hit of calcium.'
 
Send it back: Big Mac
On its own it packs in 492 calories, 9g of saturated fat and 2g of salt. For a small extra cost you can add fries and a fizzy drink or milkshake, but the cost is much higher in heart-damaging salt and fat-promoting sugar.
Calories: 492  Saturated fat: 9g
 
Order it: Toasted deli chicken salad
This is low in fat with a good balance of protein (from the chicken), carbohydrates (from the roll), fat (from the mayo) and fresh salad. To make it even healthier ask for a low-GI brown roll, which will feed your body with a steady supply of energy.
Calories: 359  Saturated fat: 1g

Planning to eat a kebab on the way home from the pub tonight? Here's the healtiest option.

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