Looks like Chinese food is in the crosshairs for restaurant foods that are unhealthy. The Center for Science in the Public Interest released a report declaring the typical Chinese menu is loaded with calories, saturated fats and sodium. A few weeks ago, another study targeted chain restaurants such as Ruby Tuesday and The Border as particularly similarly bad violators. What else is new?
This article should have been titled, Eating Out Every Day Can Be Unhealthy. Let’s see, today I’ll have Chinese. Tomorrow will be Mexican. For the rest of the week, it’s gotta be American, Italian, and Japanese! If I did this every day — and millions of people do — it’s certain that my waistline will be bigger than it already is! The sad fact of the matter is the convenience of eating out has trumped making your own meals.
I grew up around the restaurant business all my life. Growing up, I’m sure I would have liked to have fried shrimp and egg rolls every night, but my parents wouldn’t have any of that. They prepared healthy and nutritious meals for us at home. Because of that, I would rather cook than eat out, provided my fridge is fully stocked. As the saying goes, you not only have to eat smart, you have to cook smart! I see eating out at restaurants as a nice thing to do once a week or on special occasions, not an ever day occurrence.
What do you all think?