KFC Double Down Healthier Than a Single Egg Yolk?

Credit: Mike Saechang

It’s hard to imagine the words “KFC Double Down” and “healthier” in the same sentence, but Canadian researchers are saying that when it comes to watching your cholesterol, it’s more dangerous to your health to eat a single egg yolk than to consume a KFC Double Down sandwich. Now, we know that egg yolks are high in cholesterol, but we’re not so cool with dissing a whole food and claiming that such an overly processed high-in-saturated-fat food is even close to healthy. Again, everything in moderation!

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  1. Stephanie says

    I find it extraordinarily hard to believe that a Double Down only has 150 milligrams of sodium. I find it hard to believe that much of ANYTHING from a fast food establishment would have that little!

  2. Kara says

    Dietary cholesterol is not the main culprit for raising blood cholesterol. It’s saturated fat! (which the Double Down has plenty of!)

  3. Stephanie says

    Whomever published that article ought to be ashamed. The Double Down has got to be one of the worst mock foods that has ever existed!
    For what it’s worth, my own doctor told me that he would trade his salary for my cholesterol and I eat 2-6 whole boiled eggs almost every day.

  4. Beth says

    Are you kidding me? The most ridiculous thing I have ever read. The cholestral in an egg yolk does not do nearly the damage the cholestral in a double down would do. Mainly because, like most cholesterol-rich foods (real foods that is), they are jam-packed full of important nutrients, especially the fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids.

    In fact, the slew of nutrients in an egg yolk is so comprehensive that a few a day would offer better insurance than a multi-vitamin. Most importantly, the yolk contains most of the nutrients in an egg.

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