It may seem like a steal at $1. But Jack in the Box’s junior bacon cheeseburger has been ranked the unhealthiest “value menu” item offered by a fast food chain, according to the Cancer Project.
Dieticians from the non-profit food watchdog group examined value menu fare from five fast food chains and found that many of these items are loaded with saturated fat, sodium and other ingredients that can increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. They also contain grilled or processed meats, which have been linked to cancer.
“With the economy right now, everyone is looking to save a penny here or there,” said Krista Haynes, a Cancer Project dietician involved in the study. But “these low-cost items can be costly to your health,” Haynes said.
Mmm… Jack in the Box food.
Seems the sandwich has 400 calories, 23 grams of fat and 1 gram of fiber.
I’m just going to go back to eating my Jack in the Box grub.