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Taco Bell Cantina Chicken Bowl - Friday Food Talk

Nutripledge rates this as a RED DOT | Watch Out Food in our Food rating system (Food Coach). Here is what that rating entails.  

The Good - 

  1. Moderate in calories per serving

    A healthy balance of carbs and dietary fiber

    Contains zero trans fat

    No added sugars

    Good source of calcium, iron, and potassium

The Bad -

  1. Loaded with protein from both animal and plant source foods

The Ugly - why we rate it 'Red' -

          High in total Fat

          High in saturated fat

          High in sodium

      Long list of ingredients with a combination of highly processed and minimally processed food.

Empower yourself with expert insights and recommendations from our Dietitian Nutritionist about the Taco Bell Cantina Chicken Bowl. 

Be aware that these bowls are high in fat, including saturated fats and sodium, and contain many ingredients. While moderate calories are good for weight watchers, the high fat and sodium can strain your arteries and heart. Saturated fats raise LDL cholesterol, increasing heart disease and stroke risk. Excess fat can hinder insulin function, potentially leading to diabetes. High sodium raises blood pressure, damaging arteries and organs and increasing risks of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness. Foods with long ingredient lists often contain additives that can contribute to many chronic health conditions.

Recommendations: While fast food offers convenience, cutting down on it is best for your health. The fast-food industry offers healthier options, but home cooking remains the best way to control excess calories, fat, sodium, and sugar. Try our homemade Taco Superpower Bowl recipe (whole food, plant-based) to satisfy your Mexican food cravings. It's delicious, nutritious, and provides better nourishment and healing for your body.

Disclaimer: Please note that this page is not medical advice and should only be used as general guidance for a healthy and balanced diet. It does not guarantee an adequate or safe intake level for any individual. Consult your healthcare provider and register for our Wellness Workshop to help you eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence, enhancing your overall health and wellness.

Disclaimer! Please note that this page is not medical advice. It offers only general guidance for a healthy and balanced diet. This food does not guarantee an adequate or safe intake level for any individual. Please consult your healthcare provider and explore our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for a meal plan tailored to your needs.