My post-stroke MIL recently started getting the grilled chicken wrap at McDonald's thinking it was a better choice than a burger. I looked it up for her and it's got a huge amount of sodium, half from the tortilla and half from the chicken. I spot checked the other chicken sandwiches and found the same thing. She'd be better off with a cheese burger. Then because we'd taken her to Applebee's (another of her faves) and my husband and I had the Chinese chicken salad, I checked that. Again loaded with sodium and it came from the chicken, not the dressing. All of the beef selections had significantly less sodium. So I'm guessing that the chicken in these places is injected with sodium to keep it moist. Is anybody here knowledgeable about this? Are there chains where this isn't the case?
PS: At 89 and already on meds for cholesterol and BP, I think she should eat anything she wants :) But I AM curious for myself.