We all know that eating at restaurants increases our calorie intake, but can it be the gateway to many chronic diseases? A recent insight seems to warn people against eating out often as it could increase the risk of lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity.
The advocacy group, The Center for Science in the Public Interest, has come out with a list of unhealthy items served at popular restaurants. They have listed out certain foods under the "Xtreme Eating" list, which people would do good to avoid or eat less of those foods. They also found that most foods served at restaurants went above the recommended dietary guidelines of salt and sugar per day.
The organization felt strongly that government legislation enacted in 2010, which required chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menu, and should now be implemented strictly.
It is important to know what we are eating especially when our health depends on it. Further, when calories are listed out on menus, chain restaurants will begin to think on ways to serve healthy food rather than continuing with their high calorie dishes.