Side Salad

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 4.6g 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 1.15 gms of protein, it is low in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its low fat content, it could be suitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons. A quick glance at the fat profile reveals that it is low in saturated fats and low in trans 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.

Based on the composite nutritive standing McDonald's - Side Salad has been given a composite ranking of 96, and on a regular basis.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein20%
 Calories from Fat0%
 Calories from Carbs80%

Why this is good for you

  • No Saturated Fat
  • No Cholesterol
  • High in Vitamin A
  • Very 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 A1436.8 IU28.7%Top 10%Very High
Vitamin C31 mg51.7%Top 10%Very High

Mineral Analysis

Calcium23 mg2.3%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.8 mg4.5%Mid 40%Average
Sodium11.5 mg0.5%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate4.6 g1.5%Bottom 30%Low
Dietary Fiber1.1 g4.6%Mid 40%Average
Sugars2.3 g

Protein Analysis

Protein1.1 g2.3%Bottom 30%Low

Fat Analysis

Total Fat0 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Trans Fatty Acids0 g

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 20 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0 g

Saturated Fat 0 g

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 10 mg 0.4%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g 1.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 1 g 2%

Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 45%

Calcium 2% Iron 3.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Source: http://calorielab.com/restaurants/mcdonalds/side-salad/1/49 Embed Table:

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