Think Twice Before Ordering This Shake At Denny's

When a craving strikes, nothing hits the spot like Denny's. While we love this chain, some of their menu items prove less than wholesome. According to Denny's nutrition guide, the chain's Lumberjack Slam crams in 45 grams of fat and a whopping 3,570 milligrams of sodium, making it a very unhealthy way to start your day. Their Cinnamon Roll Pancakes don't offer a better solution, as one serving of this breakfast classic dishes out 1,030 calories, roughly half your recommended daily intake, not to mention 127 grams of sugar. While these breakfast classics can do some serious damage, one Denny's item takes the cake when it comes to poor nutrition. 

If you want to eat healthily, stay far away from Denny's Cake Batter Shake. This item takes decadence to a whole new level, wrapping 1090 calories, 52 grams of fat, and 122 grams of sugar into a single item. To truly understand the issues with this shake, Mashed sought the input of Dr. Nicole Avena, research neuroscientist, expert in the fields of nutrition, diet and addiction, and author of What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler.

A milkshake that truly takes the cake

If this drink has tempted you in the past, knowing what lurks inside might deter you from indulging in this treat. "This shake has around half a day's calories, an entire day's worth of fat, and over 3x the recommended daily amount of sugar," Dr. Avena said.

If you live an active lifestyle, have no fear when you approach this drink. "Splurging on a treat like this once in a while will not likely have any major impact on your health, especially if you are young and in relatively good shape," Dr. Avena continued. "However, consuming these on a regular basis can add up and will cause weight gain and other health issues." 

If you feel like treating yourself right, feel free to grab this monster of a milkshake. Those of us who need to watch our sugar levels or calorie intake should tread lightly around this dessert and really make sure to save this drink for when our actual birthday rolls around.