The Egg Mcmuffin has been on the McDonald’s menu for decades. Chances are you have eaten multiple McMuffins in your life time. So how many calories are in an Egg McMuffin anyway? The answer might surprise you. There are exactly 300 calories in one Egg Mcmuffin according to McDonald’s own menu on its website. That makes it one of the lower calorie breakfast items on its menu.
While the calories are fairly low, the Mcmuffin does have some health concerns that come along with it. For one, it has well over 800 mg of sodium. That’s about 40% of the sodium intake recommended by health experts in just one tiny sandwich. Chances are if you eat an Egg McMuffin you are going to eat too much sodium. High sodium diets have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity.
If you’re trying to watch your weight and calorie intake then an Egg McMuffin isn’t a bad choice. In fact, it’s one of the better breakfast choices you could select at any fast food chain, not just McDonald’s. But be careful about adding a lot of other unhealthy items such as hash browns, sausage and sugary lattes. These ancillary items will add hundreds and hundreds of calories to your meal.
If you want to go even healthier you could order the Egg McMuffin without cheese.
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