The One Burger You Should Never Order At McDonald's

McDonald's is undoubtedly a comfort food option for many. We're bound to occasionally find ourselves back to an old favorite — digging into a good old burger from McDonald's. That said, did you know that some food options at the fast food joint are so unhealthy for you that you'll cause a major dent in your nutritional plans if you splurge on them?

For example, ordering the big breakfast platter with hotcakes is no joke. The meal is 1,090 calories, with 111 grams of carbohydrates, and 56 grams of fat. The amount of sodium is staggeringly high at 2,150 milligrams. For perspective, consider the fact that the FDA recommends you have no more than 2,300 mg of sodium every day. You'd be using a major chunk of your intake in one meal. 

Well, what about the much-loved burgers? There's one specific option that's the unhealthiest one you can go for. Can you guess which burger bagged the top spot?

Avoid the Double Quarter-Pounder With Cheese

The prize goes to the Double Quarter-Pounder with Cheese. According to Eat This, Not That!, this is a calorie bomb that's admittedly tempting, with two beef burger patties, onions, cheese, and pickles served to you on a sesame bun. The calorie count, according to McDonald's nutrition guide, is scary: 740 calories, 42 grams of fat with 2.5 grams of trans fat, and 40 grams of carbohydrates. Trans fat is a big no-no and can lead to scary healthy outcomes such as contributing to heart disease (via American Heart Association).

Really, you're much better off enjoying your hamburger without added stress by going for a healthier option like the classic hamburger that manages to hit all the right notes without causing as much harm to your health. As McDonald's description of the hamburger reads, "The original burger starts with a 100 percent pure beef patty seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper, then topped with a tangy pickle, chopped onions, ketchup and mustard." There's just 250 calories in this one — so, you know what to do.