Thursday, April 09, 2009

Health. Sandwiches to Avoid. Vegetarian. Blimpie.

Just a noteworthy article on Yahoo today, David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding have written about the 8 Worst Sandwiches in America. Scary, but we need to know this stuff. You don't want to be blindsided by a foot-long sandwich. Some of them are over one thousand calories. I am singling out one from Blimpie called " Blimpie Special Vegetarian 12 Inch. " I sense a contradiction there already. Vegetarian for good health but twelve inches of any food couldn't be good. I'll pass on the 5-pound tofu burger if ever that was offered. This wolf in sheep's clothing has a whopping 1,186 calories and 19 grams of saturated fat. As the writer's prudently pointed out, vegetarian doesn't necessarily mean healthy. Furthermore, there are 131 g of carbs and 3,532 mg of sodium in this sandwich. As my father used to tell me, " don't do this to yourself ; you still have a future." Avoid this sandwich unless, as the writers suggested, you intend to share it with a little league team.

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