Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Double Down packs a punch as it heads north (Canada)

It's a meaty monster that can make even the bravest fast-food fanatic turn chicken - and health and nutrition experts have their doubts whether Canada really is down with the Double Down. As what is arguably the world's most infamous sandwich makes its debut north of the border, dieticians and academics hope Canadians give KFC's bunless concoction - two slabs of seasoned fried chicken sandwiching bacon, cheese and secret sauce - a wide berth, lest they get wider themselves. The Double Down's 540 calories, 30 grams of fat and (ulp) 1,740 milligrams of sodium is likely to leave Canuck consumers doubled over in discomfort more than anything else, said Susan Barr, a professor of food nutrition at the University of British Columbia. "The sodium is extraordinarily high," said Barr, who's also a fellow with the Dieticians of Canada. The average adult's daily salt intake should be closer to 1,500 mg, she added - a threshold the Double Down exceeds in one single salty supper" - The Canadian Press

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