Check Restaurant Menus Before Dining to Find Healthy Fare
We eat about 20 percent of our meals in restaurants, and most of the calories consumed provide poor nutrition. Researchers tracked the eating habits of 35,015 U.S. adults from 2003 to 2016. They found that less than 1 percent of the restaurant fare described by participants met the criteria for good nutrition, as defined by the American Heart Association. Nutritious meals emphasize fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish, and whole grains and limit sugary drinks and fatty foods. But that doesn’t mean you have to stick with home cooking all the time. Just be sure to look up restaurant menus online or on an app such as CalorieKing and dine at places that offer healthy fare.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Jan. 29, 2020