A lot has changed in the Costco food court in recent weeks. The return of some dishes and the increase in prices of various products have been very present in the minds of its consumers.
However, among the variety of foods offered in the patio there are some dishes that it is better to be careful if you want to take care of your health and not turning a simple craving for an afternoon at the store into excess fat that will take a long time to burn.
Nutritionist Lisa Young took it upon herself to study the nutritional value of several of the main foods on the menu and said that the combination of cheeseburger, fries and soda equals the daily recommended caloric intake.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the average daily caloric intake is 2,000 calories per day. Together, these foods provide about 1,740 calories, or almost 90% of the daily value.
To follow this rule and not exceed daily caloric intake, you would only have to eat that meal throughout the day and wait the next 24 hours to eat another meal. However, this menu also provides other elements that do not make it a health-friendly dish.
Young told the Eat This, Not That website that the combination is “full of fat, including saturated fat, and a lot of sodium. Plus, soda contains a lot of added sugar.”
The recommendation of the nutrition expert is to skip this meal and instead opt for other less caloric foods. For example, the hot dog and soda combo provides 960 calories, while the turkey and cheese sandwich provides 740 calories and the berry sundae provides 480 calories.
As mentioned at the beginning of the note, consumers have not only had to deal with a high caloric content in the consumption of Cost foods, but also with the increase in their prices. Given the galloping inflation in the country, customers could experience an increase in the price of memberships, as its vice president revealed earlier this year.
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