Putting healthier Taco Bell fare to the test

FILE - This Friday, May 23, 2014, file photo, shows the sign at a Taco Bell in Mount Lebanon, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
FILE - This Friday, May 23, 2014, file photo, shows the sign at a Taco Bell in Mount Lebanon, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Taco Bell is doing its best to become one of the country’s healthiest fast food chains, Foodbeast.com reports.

Foodbeast credited Taco Bell’s dietician, Missy Nelson, with the changes that make the menu healthier.

You can see for yourself what each menu item contains at Taco Bell’s website. A nutrition menu is linked to each item, which also lists allergens.

24 Hour News 8 put the menu to the test, adding up all the calories in a hypothetical full day of meals. While the calorie count only added up to 2,010 calories, which isn’t bad, we discovered quite a something quite different in terms of fat grams and sodium. The 2,010-calorie menu also included 79 grams of fat and 2,960 milligrams of sodium.