A Washington chain in the state of Washington has recently announced that it has, over the course of a year, shown nutritional facts about its meals in the menus. Still, their customers never looked in their eyes – hardly anybody changed their eating habits a lot. America is not really interested in what we eat? Researchers at Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Health in Tacoma-Washington County have decided to investigate whether restaurant prescriptions are true: they do not care nor do not affect nutrition information restaurants in the menus?
Sit-down vs. Fast-food Restaurants
Scientists first assumed that consumers in quenching restaurants were more likely to observe food-related information than fast-food restaurants. In an implanted restaurant, scientists believe that dinners are often less hasty, so they are more likely to look at nutrition specifications in the menu.
Furthermore, they argued that contrary to this downfall group, fast-food people:
often press on time
know what foods will be ordered before they enter
do not expect to eat in a nourishing utopia
But no! The study showed that none of these groups had changed their dietary habits in restaurants that listed dietary information in the menus. This is true for both planted restaurants and fast-food residents.
According to researchers' theory, most people who are already eating a healthy diet have been excluded from their study because these students are:
has already been aware of which menu items are healthier and the lowest in calories
do not usually eat in fast food
So, what Americans do, we know on average what food we eat and drink? If so, readers are looking for food labels and menus? And what do you think about "shopkeepers" for calories, fat, sodium and so on?
Understanding menus and food labels
Here are some tips to understand the daily choice of food and to look at "shopkeepers", whether you are a greasy squint or a 4-star food.
If you pay attention to your weight that many people do today, 300 calories-600 calories per meal are likely to be appropriate. If possible, do not consume any calorie drinks, especially some gentle sweetened cakes.
30 grams (g) – 45 grams of carbohydrate content per meal makes sense but should control the ingredients listed as "simple carbohydrates" which may indicate refined sugars
These are included in the food labeling "Carbohydrates" section. Even milk and fruits contain simple sugars (lactose and fructose). Keep in mind that in total, every 4 g of sugar on the labeled sugar is equivalent to 1 teaspoon or a pack of refined sugar. So next time we have to supply milk powder containing 40 grams of sugar, at least you will know that this delicious drink contains about 10 sugar packets! The normal, healthy adult recommended daily dose (RDA) protein is 50 g per day but many studies have shown that a lot of Americans consume more protein than they need. For most meals, about 20 grams of protein is enough to eat more than 50 grams per day, which means you are taking extra calories. For some people, such as those with renal insufficiency, more than 50 days may be quite harmful.
Many Americans consume too much fat, especially saturated and trans fats, which contribute to heart disease. Although every person on the planet must be greasy for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and the proper functioning of certain hormones, most people need 40 grams and 50 grams of fat per day. Therefore, more than 10-15 grams of fat per serving can be a trade breaker. In the list of ingredients, 5 g fat is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of fat or a butter. A snack containing more than 5 g of fat is probably not a wonderful idea. A teaspoonful of salt contains about 2000 milligrams (mg) of sodium, which is more than enough in a day for most healthy adults. Of course, many people consume much more, but more than 600 mg of sodium is not ideal for eating, and many healthcare professionals recommend less.