LIFESTYLE
02/09/2013 07:28 BST | Updated 02/09/2013 07:56 BST

Are Fast Food Salads A Healthier Option? We Think Not (VIDEO)

When HuffPost UK Lifestyle get on a health kick, the last place we head to is a fast food restaurant. That is where we go when we are drunk and hungry at 4am.

But then, not so long ago, fast food chains started offering salads. There is something slightly oxymoronic about the idea of fast food salad - like ordering a skinny latte with extra cream and a sprinkle of chocolate or a diet coke with your extra large pizza. We mean, who are you trying to kid?

In the latest instalment of HuffPost Healthy Living's 'Unreal Eats' video series, they explore the calorie and nutritional value of salad options served in fast food restaurants.

They found that - once you add the dressing, because who can eat salad without dressing? - fast food salads are not much better than sandwiches and burgers.

Our advice: if you're going to a fast food restaurant, forget the salad, just eat the burger and enjoy it.

Unreal Eats is Healthy Living's original video series, where we go behind calorie counts and health claims to examine what's really in the processed foods that scream loudest in our food environment.