What are the effects of restaurant food on your health?

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Although dinning at a full service restaurant seems prestigious but it’s not a healthier alternative.  According to a research conducted by the department of kinesiology and community health at the university of Illinois, eating at restaurants is linked to increased fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and higher calorie consumption .

It even turns out that whenever you go out to eat, wherever that may be, you end up taking in an average of 200 more calories than if you eat at home.  Although this seems surprising but it’s true,  do you control the ingredients being used by a restaurant to prepare the meal your ordered? do you know how old are the ingredients ? the quality?  most likely not. The main goal for restaurants are to cut costs and by this the use the less quality ingredients which minimizes their costs.

For instance, butter is widely used in the soups, meats, vegetables and as garnishes. Using butter is the easiest and quickest way to make things taste rich and delicious.  Oil is the most common ingredient used in cooking.  Some oils are healthy for us and some aren’t, it depends. However many restaurants go through lots of oil just to make the food tasty. Mostly they use vegetable oil which isn’t healthy choice of oil.

Although restaurants seems clean and beautiful from it’s interior this doesn’t imply that the food being served to you is top of the quality.  A better alternative to dinning at restaurants is home cooking because you’re controlling the ingredients and preparing the food which best suits your diet.

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