News New Study: Restaurant food is worse for you than Fast Food

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  1. dawg

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    A surprising new study has found that people get more salt and cholesterol at a restaurant than they would if they ate at a fast food joint.

    People may think that the carefully prepared meals of a high-end restaurant may be better for you than a greasy burger and salty fries, but in reality, that’s not the case, according to a TIME report.

    A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition claims that the findings are an indication that rather than focusing on fast food exclusively, health experts should note that restaurants can be worse for you and that perhaps the fact that nutritional details of non-chain restaurants aren’t readily available could be a subject of research.

    The researchers used dietary recall data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2003-2010 and tried to determine where people were eating. About 19,000 adults self-reported what they ate for two days.

    Apparently, while both non-chain restaurants and fast food resulted in more calories, fat, and sodium, fast food restaurants performed about the same in terms of calories: an extra 190 calories per day versus 187 calories per day at full-service restaurants. Fat came in at about an extra 10 or so grams for both.

    However, fast food joints out-performed full-service restaurants in one crucial area: sodium an cholesterol. Restaurants resulted in an extra 58 mg of cholesterol each day, compared to just an extra 10 mg for fast food — a stunning difference. And fast food increase the amount of sodium intake by 297 mg, but restaurants increased it by 412 mg.
     
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    When I was re-doing my kitchen we were eating out a lot, mostly burgers, pizza and whatnot. We went to a restaurant and my wife said it's good to have a healthy meal, the kids haven't been eating too healthy this week, I said what are you talking about? They ordered potato skins and then chicken tenders and fries, how is that better than Five Guys??
     
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    Aren't fast food establishments also restaurants?
     
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    QFT! The only way to truly eat healthy is to prepare the food you eat yourself.
     
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    Most restaurants put three days worth of sodium into one meal
     
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    Yup, that's why I do all my cooking at home, because when I deep fry some chicken in lard, it's healthy now because I made it at home.
     
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    Yep, that take-out eggplant parmesan and Chinese food with sauce on side that Howard lives on probably has all kinds of extra cholesterol and sodium but he thinks it's healthy just because it came from an expensive restaurant.
     
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    I always think of going to a restaurant or eating fast food as a treat, kind of like eating ice cream, I know it's bad for me, but dammit if it doesn't taste so good.
     
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    its also your best shot at a pubeless entre
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but while I've always enjoyed eating out at a nice sit-down, non-chain restaurant and consider it to be something of a treat, I've never thought these restaurants were the foundation of a healthy diet.

    Is it really news to people that having prime rib for dinner every night might not be the best thing for your cholesterol? :dontknow:
     
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    For me it's a mental health issue. The shitty service in most places (casual dining anyway, im too poor to eat in real restaurants) is enough to blow my fucking o-ring alot of times. So i just stopped going anywhere ever.
     
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    Having someone that cooks for you is fine and dandy, however, not all of us have that luxury.
     
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    Morgan Spurlock didn't make a documentary about Chili's, so how are people supposed to think about it on their own??

    You're being unreasonable
     
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    By the time I'm usually taking my last few bites of a restaurant meal, I can already feel my feet starting to swell from all the sodium :oops:
     
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    Don't tell me you haven't seen Bowling for Nobu!

    It's such a well researched, hard hitting documentary, you really must. :D
     
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    The portion sizes in restaurants are so ridic these days!!!

    :taffer:
     
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    I totally believe this, I had a porchetta sandwich made of pork loin wrapped in pork belly w/ a soft fried egg on it and duck fat fried fries Friday that was incredible :pig:

    http://i1148.photobucket.com/albums/o564/dawgshed/Mobile%20Uploads/C72C5FC8-AD74-4529-BA35-C888F1217E1C.jpg
     
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    Gotta avoid that!
    Those flipper feet of yours are pretty darned big to begin with.:(
     
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    I just dont trust restaurans nor cooks.
    Who know what they do to your food.
    If one is having a bad day you might get a lung loogie mixed into you sauce.
    I make most of my own meals.....not that difficult.
     
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    Even if you ordered one of those big salads that's a meal by the time you load it with dressing it's probably going to be 2,000 calories and high fat.