It is no secret that America has some of the unhealthiest foods in the world. This “Junk food” refers to processed foods that have little nutritional value. Indeed, some may contain harmful ingredients.
Here are some of the unhealthiest foods and snacks that America is known for.
PopTarts were introduced in the 1960s as a quick and easy breakfast pastry. Two Frosted Strawberry Pop Tarts contain 400 calories, 76 grams of carbs, less than 2 grams of fiber and a mere 4 grams of protein
Arby Curly Fries
Arby’s Curly Fries are a perfect example. A large order contains 650 calories, 35 grams of fat and 77 grams of carbs, only 7 of which are fiber
Cinnabon Caramel Pecanbon
The Caramel Pecanbon contains a whopping 1,080 calories, 51 grams of fat and 146 grams of carbs, only 3 of which are fiber
Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
The worst Starbucks drink choice is the White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream. A grande packs 520 calories and 65 grams of carbs, 64 of which come from sugar
Outbacks Bloomin Onion
One Bloomin’ Onion consists of a staggering 1,954 calories and 122 grams of carbs. It also contains 154 grams of fat, including more than 7 grams of trans fat, the type you should seek to avoid completely
Burger King’s Oreo Shake
The Oreo Milkshake from Burger King weighs in at 730 calories, which is more than most hamburgers. In addition, it contains 121 grams of carbs, 100 from sugar alone
Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Jelly Stick
One of the worst is the Dunkin’ Donuts Glazed Jelly Stick, which contains 480 calories, 59 grams of carbs and 25 grams of fat. The first three ingredients listed are refined wheat flour, sugar and soybean oil, meaning these are present in the largest quantities.
Dairy Queen Royal Reese’s Brownie Blizzard
A large Royal Reese’s Brownie Blizzard Treat checks in at a whopping 1,510 calories, 189 grams of carbs and 72 grams of fat
KFC Famous Bowl
The KFC Famous Bowl contains deep-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy and cheese. It contains 710 calories, 82 grams of carbs and 31 grams of fat, which is pretty standard for a fast food meal
McDonalds Triple Thick Milkshake
A large Triple Thick Milkshake contains 1,100 calories — the number you’d find in two Big Macs. In addition, it has 193 grams of carbs, 135 from sugar. This is at least three to four times the amount of sugar you should consume for the whole day.