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Subway Felafel: Healthy Vegan Alternative or Mostly Hype?

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Subway recently introduced a supposedly healthy vegan alternative felafel sandwich. Is Subway following its usual misleading 'Eat fresh' advertising campaign?

Report claims Subway deceptive.

That's right, I said deceptive. According to a recent report, Subway is not simply unhealthy. It's one of the most unhealthy fast food restaurants there is. How could that be? How could a restaurant that offers so many fresh vegetables be unhealthy?

Food for thought

Subway vegetables are a healthy vegan alternative, right? Well, that depends. How were they grown? What about the bread? How was it made? And don't even get me started on the mayo, dressing and such. (Or those sodas, cookies and chips you're tempted with at the end of the line.)

The dirt on Subway's 'healthy' menu.

Subway's other sandwiches got a bunch of pretty green check marks, upon close examination. Unfortunately, that's not a good thing. Here's what those check marks represented.

  • Chemical additives and preservatives
  • Refined flours and sugars
  • MSG
  • Artificial colors
  • Nitrates
  • Likely to contain GMO's (Not labeled GMO free)
  • Contains over 50 ingredients (Fewer ingredients means less processed food.)

How about that Subway felafel?

The new vegan felafels are put into the same bread as the other sandwiches. You also have the same unhealthy vegetables and extras to choose from. So, even if the felafel itself is nutritious, the sandwich makes having one a moot point. However....

Daily burn tracker lists Subway felafel nutrition facts

  • Serving size – 3 pieces
  • Calories – 226
  • Fat -15.0 grams
  • Carbohydrate – 18.0 grams
  • Protein 6.0 grams

According to the chart, that 6 grams of protein is just 12% of the daily requirement. I don't have to be a nutritionist to figure out, that's pretty sad. Especially considering that fat, calories and carbs aren't exactly what one looks for in a healthy sandwich.

But It Tastes Good, Right?

Not so much. We checked several reviews. All of them said about the same thing. Subway felafels are dry and bland. Here's one example. Here's another.

Sorry Subway, this avid Vegan is giving you a hearty, healthy felafel fail without taking a single bite!

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