Seriously Restaurants!!

Jan 3, 2012

I read this article titled "8 new saltiest food in America" while I took a bite of sandwich from a nearby deli, not the best thing to eat as I was read this...and I had to share this all you...

We live in a society where 70-80% of sodium in our diet come from processed and commercial food..Not to mention fast food joint at every corner of the street..We all consume way too much sodium (surpriseeee) which is a leading cause of high blood pressure and puts individual at higher risk for heart disease and stroke.. did I mention American Heart Association recommends consuming less than 1500 mg sodium daily (about ¾ teaspoon salt).

It is just mind blowing to see how much sodium is in the following food and let not get into fat grams..

Did you know that Ruby Tuesday's Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta has 3,737 mg sodium which is equivalent to 10 large ordes of Mc Donald’s French Fries.

If you like On the Border's (Mexican Place) Dos XX Fish Tacos, RE-THINK.. 3740 mg sodium!! And add 20-25 tortilla chips you have been nibbling throughout the evening.

I always preach that breakfast is so important but not when it has 4310 mg sodium and 61 g fat (19 g saturated) at IHOP's Thick-Cut Bone-In Ham & Eggs..It's like getting a week's worth of sodium in just one plate.

This is my personal favorite..At Applebee's Weight Watchers Chipotle Lime is only 490 calories and 12 grams of fat (2 saturated) with 4990 mg sodium, Ouchhhhh...I have this tendency to order food that sounds healthy and stuff but honestly it feels like as long as you are eating out, it really does not make a lot of is just hard to avoid sodium, saturated fats..and ever increasing portion sizes.

And wait till you hear this one!

If you have recently eaten at P.F. Chang, pay extra attention! Their Pork Double Pan Fried Noodles has 7900 mg sodium...about 600 potato chips! I am just flabbergasted..

This is something new and scary thing I learned: Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute found that the effects of sodium over-consumption is like drug addiction, the more we eat, the more we crave!! 

Since we are surrounded by plethora of sodium, does this mean we are doomed because we certainly wont boycott restaurants or stopping at our favorite drive thru down the street....

1 comment:

  1. I just watched Food, Inc and not cannot look at the food the same way. I love food and am trying desperately to eat healthy and balanced so no restaurant meals i guess. Today i had to eat out at lunch and choose grilled Salmon and steamed veggies (600 cal) but while I was eating it was seriously wondering where the Salmon was from?