Can anybody deny the temptation of a delicious cheeseburger? But cheeseburger is not a healthy food item. This article provides information on cheeseburger calories and nutrition facts. Read on to know how excessive consumption of cheeseburgers can destroy your health…
A cheeseburger is a type of hamburger which contains cheese as the main ingredient. Do you know who invented cheeseburger? According to the history of cheeseburger, Lionel C. Sternberger from the Northeastern part of the Los Angeles County, whipped up the recipe of a cheeseburger in the 1920s. Lots of variations of the original burger have become popular now and there are famous brands or food chains supplying various types of cheeseburgers all over the world.
People who want to maintain their weight consciously ask about cheeseburger calories. A cheeseburger is served with different toppings like tomatoes, lettuce, fried eggs, pickles, mushrooms or even slices of bacon. Dietitians are crying hoarse about the harmful effects of burgers. Though the word ‘burger’ sets your mouth-watering for a sumptuous cheeseburger, it would be better if you avoid eating cheeseburgers regularly, as they are packed with calories. Fast life in the cities, forces you to enjoy the easily available food at the closest fast food joint. Most of the time, you tend to overlook calories in cheeseburgers. But it is good to have homemade sandwiches, made from whole wheat bread and low calorie ingredients. Excessive consumption of cheeseburgers can lead to several health complications.
Harmful Effects of Cheeseburgers
- Being high in cholesterol, cheeseburgers can be the cause of clogging of arteries, leading to heart diseases.
- Cheeseburgers being high in calories can be the cause of obesity, leading to several health problems.
- Cheeseburgers lacking in fiber, can cause dysfunction of the digestive system.
- Greasy foods like French fries and cheeseburgers can trigger heartburn.
Let us take a look at the calories offered by cheeseburgers.
Calories in Cheeseburgers
The nutritional value of a cheeseburger varies according to the contents, topping and the cheese used. In the U.S., usually American cheese is used in the cheeseburger but cheddar, mozzarella and blue cheese are also used at some places. Following table describes the calories received through cheeseburgers and cheese.
|Regular, Single Patty, with Condiments, Vegetables||1 (154 g)||360|
|Regular, Double Patty and Bun, Plain||1 (160 g)||490|
|Regular, Double Patty and Bun
with Condiments, Vegetables
|1 (230 g)||650|
|Regular, Double Patty, with Condiments, Vegetables||1 (165 g)||415|
|Large, Single Patty with Ham, Condiments, Vegetables||1 (255 g)||730|
|Large, Single Meat Patty
with Bacon, Condiments
|1 (195 g)||550|
|Regular, Single Meat Patty, Plain||1 (100 g)||300|
|Diced Cheddar Cheese||1 Cup (132 g)||532|
|Low Fat Cottage Cheese||1 Cup (225 g)||162|
|Crumbled Feta Cheese||1 Cup (150 g)||395|
|American Cheese||1 oz. (28.3 g)||94|
|Blue Cheese||1 oz. (28.3 g)||100|
|Shredded Mozzarella, Whole Milk Cheese||1 Cup (112 g)||335|
|Mozzarella, Part Skim Milk Cheese||1 oz. (28.3 g)||72|
Cheeseburger Nutrition Facts
The following table describes the nutrition facts of one Big Mac Cheeseburger (of about 258 g).
|Element||Amount per Serving|
|Calories from Fat||390|
|Cholesterol||140 mg (46%)|
|Sodium||1145 mg (48 %)|
|Total Carbohydrates||39.6 g (13 %)|
|Total Fat||43.6 g (67%)|
|Saturated Fat||17.7 g (88%)|
|Monounsaturated Fat||17.4 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||4.7 g|
A homemade burger may contain less calories and fat as you can use healthy low-calorie ingredients. Not only the calories but the amount of fat, sodium and cholesterol should be taken into consideration seriously, while ordering a cheeseburger at a fast food joint. I hope the above article helps you take your own decision.