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Subway Is Axing Preservatives and Other Unhealthy Ingredients

Though Subway has been helping people "eat fresh" for some time now, the sandwich chain announced today that they'll be even more committed to the cause moving forward.

To keep up with other fast-food and fast-casual restaurants like Panera, Taco Bell and Chipotle, the sandwich chain plans to remove preservatives and artificial colors and flavors from their sandwiches, salads, cookies and soups over the next 18 months. These improvements will require some major recipe changes, but Subway reps claim that taste and affordability will not be sacrificed. Though that's a tall order, it will be great news for sandwich lovers' wallets and waistlines if they're able to follow though.

While Subway is taking a step in the right direction, you should still be mindful of what you order at the sandwich shop. Despite their long-standing reputation for being the healthiest fast-food chain, that doesn't mean their menu is free of high-calorie items that are hard on your health. If you're trying to maintain or lose weight, we suggest sticking with one of these diet expert-approved orders.

Dana Leigh Smith
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