Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fast food versus Healthy Food

Came across a discussion of food perception on wise bread. I take issue with fast food restaurant versus healthy restaurant, where french and italian food is included in healthy. Replace 'healthy' with 'fancy' in the article, and it is all more sensible. Anyone who goes to a restaurant that doesn't publish nutritional information can't assume that the food meets or doesn't meet any dietary guidelines. What's in the salad dressing? Are they using whole milk cheese or skim milk cheese. Just how much oil or butter was used to pan fry that dish? For example, american's tend to think of asian food as healthy. Having cooked chinese food for the last eight years, knowing what my recipes call for, and assuming short cuts on the part of restaurants, I'm no better off than eating typical american fare. If it's creamy soup, it being Thai doesn't mean the cream will have fewer calories.

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