Is Subway Really Healthy Fast Food - Learn The
Truth About Subway Bread
know how I feel about Taco Bell's "diet" menu which is
called "The Drive-Thru Diet." Let's face it, fast food
is never going to be health food, no matter how the corporations
try to package it. If you don't believe me, watch the documentary
Food, Inc. and find out where fast-food hamburgers and chicken are
really coming from. Fast food is a billion-dollar industry with
one goal-making money. These restaurants don't care about you or
your health. They just want you to keep coming back and spending
more and more money with them.
Which brings me to Subway. Is Subway fast food? I don't know. This
restaurant is known for touting the health benefits of its food.
It features the Fit Club Menu, a selection of six-inch subs that
come in at under six grams of fat. And then there's the Subway spokesperson,
Jared. Jared was a morbidly obese person who lost over 200 pounds
eating at Subway. That's great!
What Subway doesn't proclaim in its advertising, however, is the
ingredients it uses in its food. Sure, the company provides calories
and nutritional information (fat grams, sodium, cholesterol, etc.),
but every fast-food restaurant does that. It's the law. Subway's
veggies are definitely healthy for you, but you might not know that
there is a big problem with their bread.
When you order wheat bread at Subway, you aren't really getting
whole-wheat bread. It's enriched. This means that the wheat stalk
has been removed and processed, making it much cheaper to mass produce.
This type of wheat bread has essentially the same properties as
The benefit of eating whole wheat and other whole grains is that
you receive a steady stream of energy, released over time and sustaining
you until the next time you eat. White, enriched, or processed bread
causes your blood sugar level to spike, giving you a quick burst
of energy followed by a crash. It also increases your obesity risk
and makes you feel terrible!
Fortunately, most people who eat at Subway don't eat the bread
alone. Instead, they top it with meat, veggies, and oils, which
help to even out the spike in blood sugar (especially the proteins).
Even so, this doesn't excuse the fact that Subway doesn't offer
healthy bread to its customers.
Follow this link to find a list
of the ingredients in Subway's breads.
Look at the 9-Grain Wheat Bread in particular. You would think
this would be the healthiest bread on the menu. For bread to be
considered whole wheat, "whole wheat" should be listed
as the first ingredient, not enriched wheat. And look at the fourth
ingredient-high fructose corn syrup! High fructose corn syrup is
so bad for you, it deserves its own article.
I heard about Subway's bread about five months ago, but just didn't
have time to do the research, or maybe I just didn't want to believe
it. Subway was a weekly thing for me. My usual order was the foot-long
chicken breast sub with spinach, tomatoes, onions, green peppers,
jalapenos, pickles, and olive oil. But since doing the research
about six weeks ago, I haven't been back!
No matter where you eat, take the time and respect your body enough
to find out exactly what you're getting!