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High Levels Of Sodium In Chinese Restaurant Dishes

By Hotttttie     Mar 22, 2007 in Health
While many adore the flavours of chinese cuisine we forget about what we intake daily
American consumer group state while Chinese food is extremely tasty, and super quick it's also posing possible health risks at hand.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently studied the some of the most popular dishes at Chinese restaurants and the amount of sodium found in some of these dishes well exceeds the amount of sodium we require daily.
General Tao's chicken, which on its own contains about 40 percent more sodium and more than half the calories you need for the day and as well also contains 11 grams of saturated fat on top of it all , excluding any additions it may come with such as a egg roll or some steamed rice.
On average a person requires about 2,000 calories per day and about one teaspoon of salt. But not looking only at Chinese food since seeing some other types of foods such as Italian and Mexican foods can even be more harmful to your health because they have higher levels of saturated fat which is well known to increase your possibility of heart disease.
There are some useful tips provided that can make your next visit to any Chinese restaurant more of a healthier alternative .
-Try looking for some dishes that offer vegetables as apposed to meat and noodles.
- Order extra snow peas and broccoli and try to stay away from seafood and deep fried meat.
- Avoid sauces which may contain high amounts of sodium such as duck sauce, soy sauce, hot mustard.
- Try asking for brown rice as apposed to white rice it's a healthier alternative .
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