Subway is at it again, bringing back its chicken cordon bleu sub. Subway’s site has no calories information on it that I could find, so I went searching again.
This time, my favorite site for checking calorie counts, dietfacts.com, had the info. A six-inch Subway cordon blue has 420 calories, dietfacts.com says. So double that for a foot-long and you’re at 840 calories, not altogether outrageous for one meal if you’re trying for the 2,100 a day calorie budget.
But the salt content of this special is off the charts, or at least off the charts of anyone trying not to consume so much salt that it has other negative effects on their bodies. A six-inch has 1,160 mg of Sodium, more than half what’s recommended daily. The guidelines issued by the government say that adults should reduce daily Sodium intake to less than 2300 mg per day. For those over age 51, or with a medical condition like diabetes or hypertension, salt intake should fall below 1500 mg. The American Heart Association puts the limit at 1500 mg per day for the entire population. These new quarter pounders all push the envelope on Sodium.”That would mean a foot-long would have all the salt you should consume in a day. Add some chips and you’re over. Add anything else processed and you’re likely to be over.