I'm a big fan of sandwiches, even though it seems that I eat them a lot more often on the go than at home! No road trip is complete without a sandwich stop, and I love the sandwiches that my local bodega puts together. On any given day, 53 percent of Americans are eating a sandwich.
Whether you're making a sandwich at home or ordering one at the deli counter, recent research in Public Health emphasizes why sandwich eaters should make smart choices about what they eat between the bread.
About a fourth of daily calories and a third of total fat, saturated fat, and sodium intake comes from sandwiches! And in the study, having a sandwich was linked with a daily increase of 99 daily calories, 6.8 grams of fat, and 268 milligrams of sodium—as well as a small decrease in vegetable and fiber intake.
What does this mean for your future sandwiches? Here are some of my favorite tips to healthy up your sandwich:
A version of this content originally appeared on WeightWatchers.com.
What are your thoughts on this topic? What’s your favorite sandwich, and what are your healthy sandwich tips?
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