Maybe if we took our health seriously enough to figure out what we’re actually putting into our bodies then we would make better choices about what we eat.
I have long been a fan of Chipotle. The tender carnitas meat complimented with beans, rice, crispy lettuce and salsas of my choosing – all wrapped up in a 13in. tortilla which ultimately creates a burrito that is about as big as my head. Yum. By the looks of the ingredients and fresh taste I was convinced that I was eating a semi-healthy meal, and so I filed Chipotle under my “not-so-bad for a meal-on-the-go” folder. Until I discovered the Chipotle Nutrition Facts website.
The website produces the nutrition information for you based on what ingredients you put in your burrito. I always get (now got) the same thing so this part was easy. The results were mind-boggling: 2750mg of sodium. Are you kidding me? 1055 calories? Oh, and 57g of protein, just in case I need to lift a small car.
Needless to say, I can’t bring myself to go back to chipotle even if I split the burrito with someone.
I still frequent plenty of restaurants that I’m sure serve food with comparable nutritional facts. Maybe it’s time to do some research and start thinking twice…