Food Comparison

October 2010 Issue

Chinese Restaurant Takeout: Good Fortune or Not?

Who can resist good Chinese food? The noodles, the sauce, the sweet and the heat—all packed into those cute little boxes. Plus, a free little dessert that tells your fortune! Unfortunately, these tasty meals tend to be sodium-heavy. In fact, you could easily rack up more than a day’s worth of sodium in one meal. But with a little educated ordering, you can include a good Chinese meal every now and then in a healthy diet. Keep in mind, while the nutrition information given here is for popular chain restaurants, many Chinese restaurants are Mom & Pop places that don’t use standardized recipes or provide nutritional information.

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