The Top 10 Breakfast Sandwiches

Find out if your breakfast sandwich made the healthy cut.

The Top 10 Breakfast Sandwiches

Hot, cheesy, and savory—it’s no wonder that breakfast sandwiches have endured as a crowd favorite. In a recent investigation, The Dr. Oz Show medical unit took a closer look at 10 of the most popular fast-food breakfast sandwiches. Before you pull up to the drive-thru or stop by your local coffee shop, take a look at our ranking chart to find the healthiest and tastiest choices for your next morning meal.

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No. 9: Dunkin Donuts Big n' Toasted

At Dunkin Donuts, you can order your eggs, bacon, and cheese sandwiched between two slices of Texas toast—otherwise called a Big n’ Toasted—all of which adds up to 43 grams of total fat, 29 grams of protein, and 690 calories.

What's Really Causing Your Obesity: Nature or Nurture?

It's more complex than too many calories and not enough physical activity.

The American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease in 2013. But in the past 13 years, there's not been much of a shift in the understanding of what causes obesity — not in the general public, in people who contend with the condition or in the practice of medicine. Most people still think of obesity as a character flaw caused by too many calories and not enough physical activity. But it's much more complex than that.

A study analyzing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data found that even though US adults' BMI increased between 1988 and 2006, the amount of calories adults consumed and the energy they expended were unchanged. It also appears that the quality of calories consumed (low versus high glycemic index) is as important a consideration as the total quantity. And genetics only explains about 2.7% variation in people's weight, according to a study in Nature. That all adds up to this: The two most common explanations for obesity — calories in, calories out and family history — cannot, by themselves, explain the current epidemic.

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