Subway is Not Healthy but it is A Complete Waste of Your Hard Earned Money

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The title of this post is not a joke.

I used to love subway. I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread bacon. Whenever I needed some fast food I would head into subway if possible. I loved subway so much that I did a project on it while studying business at Grand Rapids Community College.

I’ve learned since then.

I have learned that subway does not serve whole, real food. The majority of their food has a list of ingredients that even a well educated adult would not understand. It’s sad but its ok. I may never spend another dime at subway in my life. Sure, I could order a veggie salad with avocado.

I then ask… why would I want to spend up to $5 or more for around 100-300 calories of food?

I don’t. And I won’t. Its not worth it. That much food would tie me over for 1-3 hours at the most. I’d rather fast and have my body eat my own fat and then simply eat more later on. Subway is not whole food. Its food-like.

Have You Ever Looked at Subway’s Ingredient List?

I found the following via some link that has expired.

STEAK Beef, beef broth (water, beef stock), seasoning (hydrolyzed soy protein, salt, dextrose,modified corn starch, sodium phosphates, beef extract, soy sauce powder [soy sauce (soybeans, salt, alcohol) maltodextrin, salt], yeast extract, natural and artificial flavor, grill flavor [maltodextrin, grill flavor (from vegetable oil), modified corn starch, corn syrup solids]), beef flavor (water, natural flavors, beef fat, gelatin/gum arabic coacervate, xanthan gum, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate and soybean oil). Rubbed with: salt, maltodextrin, modified corn starch, dextrose, caramel color, beef extract, garlic powder, onion powder, natural flavor. May contain tomato, lemon, onions, peppers, hydrolyzed corn protein, autolyzed yeast extract, modified food starch, acacia gum, sunflower oil, tricalcium phosphate, silicon dioxide, spices and sulfites. Contains soy.

I’ll pass on this.

CHICKEN BREAST PATTY Chicken breast with rib meat, water, seasoning (corn syrup solids, vinegar powder [maltodextrin, modified corn starch and tapioca starch, dried vinegar], brown sugar, salt, dextrose, garlic powder, onion powder, chicken type flavor [hydrolyzed corn gluten, autolyzed yeast extract, thiamine hydrochloride, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate]), sodium phosphates.

I’ll pass on this too.

I need to do one more. This is for those of you who think bread is healthy. Next time you think you want a slice of bread I encourage you to buy a pound of bacon from your local farmers market instead. The benefits of swapping the 2 are invaluable.

9-GRAIN WHEAT Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Whole Wheat Flour, Contains 2% Or Less Of The Following: Wheat Gluten, Oat Fiber, Yeast, Soybean Oil, Wheat Bran, Calcium Blend (Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin D3), Salt, Rolled Wheat, Rye Nuggets, Dough Conditioners (Datem, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate), Yeast Nutrients (Calcium Sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate), Degermed Yellow Corn Meal, Rolled Oats, Rye Flakes, Caramel Color, Triticale Flakes, Parboiled Brown Rice, Refinery Syrup, Honey, Barley Flakes, Flaxseed, Millet, Sorghum Flour, Flavor (Yeast Extract, Salt, Natural Flavor). Contains wheat.

The Good From Subway

Not all food from subway is terrible. Their vegetables are real. If I was not paying then I would order a veggie salad with extra avocado. I would add a touch of the oil (canola and olive blend) plus a lot of red wine vinegar.

That is a healthy snack. However, its not worth my money. Why would I pay $5 or more for a subway salad when I can enjoy 2 primal/paleo meals where the nutrition is out of this world?

As I said in the title…

Subway is not healthy or a complete waste of your hard earned money.

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