“Despite highly publicized claims about making their menus healthier, the overall calorie and sodium levels in main entrees offered by top U.S. chain restaurants have remained the same” …

Many Restaurant Chains Not Serving Healthier Fare: Report – WebMD

Healthy Calorie Levels & Sodium Levels Are Difficult To Find!

Healthy Eating | Tips About Healthy EatingWe’ve always known that those concerned about healthy eating had to take special care when eating out. However, in recent years we’ve been hearing a lot about what U.S. chain restaurants were doing to maintain healthy calorie levels and healthy sodium levels in their menu items. Heck! They’ve been changing menus and listing contents on the menus … and making a lot of public noise while doing it!

As a result of all the publicity and ad campaigns, one might be forgiven for falling prey to the impression that most restaurants were actually becoming concerned about healthy eating and how they might be helping their customers in this regard. Well, it turns out this is probably not the case. For every step forward towards the healthy eating cause, most restaurants take one or even two steps backwards at the same time.

Here’s an article by Robert Preidt at “Health Day” that we just found on WebMD:

Many Restaurant Chains Not Serving Healthier Fare: Report – WebMD

Researchers evaluated the nutritional content changes of more than 26,000 regular menu entrees at 213 major U.S. restaurant chains between 2010 and 2011. Even with all the changes the restaurants made to their menus, there was no meaningful overall change in nutrition, the study found.


The Crusade For Healthy Eating Continues

So what can you do if you’re interested in healthy eating, but still like to enjoy eating out? There’s plenty, and most of it is really not that difficult. Make sure of what it is you’re actually eating by asking questions. You have a right to know what’s in the food you’re eating. Many restaurants are now advertising “Healthy Calorie Levels” or “Healthy Sodium Levels”. Ask what those levels are. Many places now print the calorie levels in the menus … pay attention.

Of course, those who must eat out all the time have a more difficult time with all this than do those who only eat out occasionally. Whatever your situatiion, in the end you are the final arbitor of what exactly you put into your body. Taking the time to find out and become aware of what that really is will be a good investment in a healthy eating future.

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