Low fat, and low calorie Subway sandwich options are on the menu, so a healthy macro nutrient ratio can be catered for—except if you’re Paleo, or off grains. In that case, Subway is not for your diet plan. What about micro nutrients though? Can a healthy balanced diet be maintained with most calories coming from Subs?
Why does healthy eating matter?
The question almost doesn’t need to be asked. Longevity, energy, vitality, happiness and well being sum it up in general terms. Eat well, and you’ll feel well. Take care of your body, and you’ll give yourself the best chance to live a long and happy life.
The physical shape of the body can be manipulate with macro nutrient changes. For example, low carb, and high fat, or high protein diets—like the Paleo or Ketogenic diets—have helped people quickly lose body fat. A fit looking person, isn’t necessarily a healthy person though, they could easily be heavy alcohol drinkers, fast food lovers, or smokers.
Meeting our body’s micro nutritional needs provides the best conditions for mental performance—for example if you want to learn Slovenian online. Slovenian is a challenging language to pick up. Or if you want to pass university exams. Or just challenge your mind and mentally grow, it’s vital we fill in nutritional holes.
Evaluating Subway micro nutrients
Looking at the official Subway nutritional information sheet, a few vitamins and minerals appear in respectable portions. Namely, vitamin A, C, and minerals Iron and Calcium.
The vitamins are likely from vegetables that can be added to a sub, so load up on as much as you can when enjoying a sandwich. Ingredients are not organic however, and non organic veggies are widely considered to be low in vitamin and mineral quantity and quality.
This was only a quick look at Subway nutritional info. My conclusion is that Subs do have micro nutritional value, but it’s not the ideal source. So eating Subway occasionally as part of a healthy balanced diet is recommended, and eating a mostly Subway diet is probably not the best idea.