Think Twice Before Buying This Shake At Arby's

Arby's has some items that can seriously disrupt any diet. According to Eat This, Not That!, the chain's half-pound French Dip & Swiss sandwich packs in 3,400 milligrams of salt, more than 1,000 milligrams over the recommended daily amount. If that can't get you concerned, take a look at their Three Cheese sandwich, an entrée that packs in a walloping 41 grams of fat. With menu items like this, we shouldn't feel surprised that only 44 percent of restaurant goers would return to an Arby's after trying their food (via Ice Pop).

While the sandwiches could scare away anyone looking to watch their waistline, one Arby's menu item can do some serious damage like no other. To help give us the lowdown, Dr. Nicole Avena, research neuroscientist, expert in the fields of nutrition, diet, and addiction, and author of What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler, has shared her take on the chain's Large Jamocha Shake.

An incredibly unhealthy Arby's dessert

The Large Jamocha Shake can pack in some seriously poor nutrition, jamming 1,030 calories, 31 grams of fat, and 150 grams of sugar into a single serving (via Fast Food Nutrition). "This shake has close to 4x the daily recommended amount of sugar for an adult," Dr. Avena said. "Its calorie content is also close to half an average daily caloric intake. Its fat content is lower than the daily recommended intake, but it is still never a good idea to get an entire day's worth of fat from one drink, especially when a significant amount of that fat is saturated or trans."

According to Dr. Avena, "If you find yourself craving shakes pretty consistently, it might be worth looking into healthier alternatives that involve using plant milk, and frozen banana as opposed to full fat milk and heaps of sugar."

With a bit of forward thinking and some extra willpower, we can avoid this shake that packs in a world of poor nutrition. By taking Dr. Avena's advice to heart, we can stay on the nutritional straight and narrow next time we visit Arby's.