Study finds Chinese restaurant food unhealthy

According to a recent study restaurant foodChinese restaurant food is full of sodium, saturated fat and calories . Even a plate of chicken is full of 40% more sodium and more than half the calories an average needs for an entire day. The battered, fried chicken dish with vegetables has 1,300 calories, 3,200 milligrams of sodium and 11 grams of saturated fat (From

Report state American restaurants need to cut back the calories and salt in the food. An average man needs 2000 calories per day and 2300 milligrams of salt everyday. "Chinese restaurants have so many options available that help customers make smart choices," Sheila Weiss, director of nutrition policy at the National Restaurant Association said. "You can always get steamed vegetables or vegetables in light sauces, as well as lean protein. I think the menus are very clear about the option available."

Italian and Mexican restaurant are the worse food for our health as these restaurant food is higher in saturated fat and which can increase the risk of heart disease. While Chinese restaurant food is bad for your waistline and blood pressure — sodium contributes to hypertension — it does offer vegetable-rich dishes and the kind of fat that’s not bad for the heart.

However — and this is a big however — the veggies aren’t off the hook. A plate of stir-fried greens has 900 calories and 2,200 milligrams of sodium. And eggplant in garlic sauce has 1,000 calories and 2,000 milligrams of sodium.


Written by Brad

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