Many people are surprised to find out that the nutritional values of dishes in restaurants can be quite variable. There are a number of factors that contribute to this, such as what ingredients were used and how they were prepared.
This blog post will discuss some common reasons for variability in restaurant meals and provide information on how you can make healthier choices when eating out.
Keywords: hidden calories, food labels, restaurant food, An example of things that can affect the nutritional value is what ingredients are used. For instance, a dish may use different oils to fry or prepare its food – and depending on which oil has been chosen for this task, there could be an increase in fat content.
Similarly, if spices have been added to a meal they might add more sodium than would otherwise be found in the original recipe. Another factor that can contribute to variability in taste is how long items were cooked or fried for: foods with shorter cooking times will typically contain fewer calories because less energy was expended during preparation.
It should also be noted that some restaurants offer lower calorie options as well (such as those using broiled rather than fried meats) though these tend