'McDonald's most famous menu items are higher in salt, calories and sugar than they were 30 years ago, it's been claimed - despite the chain offering more healthy options.
The fast food giant's Big Mac, French Fries, and Quarter Pounder with Cheese are among the meals found to be unhealthier in 2018 compared to the calorie, salt and sugar content they contained in 1989, according to a leaflet printed at the time.
Daniel Jones at The Sun reported that a Big Mac and Filet-O-Fish now has three times the sugar that burgers contained 30 years ago, while regular French Fries have 42 per cent more calories.
The leaflet, which gives the nutritional values of McDonald's food in 1989, revealed that compared to today's fare, today's burgers contain a fifth less protein, according to the report.
A Big Mac contains 9g of sugar today - but in 1989, the burger contained 221 per cent less sugar, or about 4g, it's said.
Similarly, regular French Fries today contain 337 calories, but The Sun reports that this has increased by 42.8 per cent.
A McDonald's spokesman told FEMAIL that it is 'very difficult' to compare the 1989 menu to today's as it has 'has evolved in many ways including portion size, breadth and nutritional content'.'
Read more: Burgers and fries at McDonald's are now WORSE for your health than they were in 1989 - despite chain's efforts to offer more healthy options
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