Scientists Agree: Denny's Is Dangerous

Denny’s entrees are loaded with dangerous amounts of salt, according to a class action suit filed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The CDC recommends consuming no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium each day, but some Denny’s entrees contain a whopping 5,500 milligrams.

No Denny’s dish contain less than 500 milligrams of sodium, and 75% of them contain more than the maximum recommended allowance, including:

  • Moons Over My Hammy, a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich, has 2,580 mg of sodium by itself-more than even a healthy young person should consume in a day. It’s served with hash browns (adding 650 mg of sodium) or grits (an additional 840 mg).
  • The Super Bird sandwich, served with regular French fries, has 2,610 mg of sodium-more than twice what someone with high blood pressure should consume in a day.
  • Denny’s Meat Lover’s Scramble, which has two eggs with chopped bacon, diced ham, crumbled sausage, Cheddar cheese, plus two bacon strips, two sausage links, hash browns, and two pancakes has 5,690 mg sodium, or 379 percent of the advised daily limit.
  • A full meal at Denny’s consisting of a bowl of clam chowder, a Spicy Buffalo Chicken Melt, and a side of seasoned fries contains an alarmingly high 6,700 mg of sodium. It’s a big meal, to be sure, with about 1,700 calories. But that’s more sodium than what 70 percent of Americans should consume in four and a half days.

Ew!

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