McDONALD'S, Side Salad

McDonald's - McDONALD'S, Side Salad has a low-calorie, low-carb, low-fat and low-protein content. It is a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

The food contains 4.25g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and low in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. With 1.03 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Moreover, the low fat content makes it suitable if you're on a low-fat diet plan. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans fats. It's low MUFA and low PUFA. It is also ranked in the bottom 20 percentile in terms of its Monounsaturated Fat content, which are considered among "good fats".

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a low density of Sodium, it is suitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet.

Ideally consumed as an Appetizer.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 97, for McDonald's - McDONALD'S, Side Salad, and we advise that this food on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein18%
 Calories from Fat9%
 Calories from Carbs73%

Why this is good for you

  • No Saturated Fat
  • No Cholesterol
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • High in Vitamin C
  • Very low in Sodium

Why this is bad for you

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietHIGH
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A2850 IU57%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin C15.7 mg26.2%Top 30%High
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin0.23 mg1.1%Bottom 30%Low

Mineral Analysis

Calcium24 mg2.4%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.69 mg3.8%Mid 40%Average
Potassium220 mg6.3%Mid 40%Average
Sodium12 mg0.5%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate4.3 g1.4%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber1.6 g6.4%Top 30%High
Sugars2.2 g
Sucrose0.1 mg
Glucose0.9 mg
Fructose1.1 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein1 g2.1%Bottom 30%Low

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0.23 g0.35%Bottom 30%Low
Saturated Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.1 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Water93.9 g
Ash0.6 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 17 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0.2 g 0.31%

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 10.4 mg 0.4%

Total Carbohydrates 3.7 g 1.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g5.6%

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein 0.9 g 1.8%

Vitamin A 49.6% Vitamin C 22.8%

Calcium 2.1% Iron 3.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Source: http://calorielab.com/foods/salads/mcdonalds-side-salad/97/21379/1 Embed Table:

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