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Bravo Italian Restaurant Nutrition Information
Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?
Can people usually ask for the nutrition facts when they go to fast food restaurants when they ask for the menus?
Not so much: When going to "fast food" restaurants, people are often in too much of a hurry to ask about nutrition facts before buying and gobbling. More and more such restaurants are posting this information, though -- so you can look it up online before going. In some cases it's right on each item on the menu when you get there. ...Read more
Am type1diabetic, hv tried to find app that shows diff. Restaurants w/nutrition info since count carbs (religiously!); help w/ spec. App=restaur.=crbs?
Healthy choices: By choosing wisely. If portions are large, split a meal with a friend- or take the rest home. Baked is better than fried. Don't have a sugar drink, drink water. Don't go hungry- have a fresh fruit before going out- and try to skip the processed bread roll with the butter on it. Its all about making healthy choices and eating in moderation. ...Read more
I periodically get severe diarrhea within 15 mins of eating spaghetti. Never happens with homemade, always old-school Italian restaurants.
Spaghetti: I am not an expert on spaghetti but it sounds like you are sensitive to an ingredient used in restaurant spaghetti. It sounds like you may have to leave it off your menu. Make sure you hydrate when this occurs. ...Read more
Lots of people: More risky than food sitting around under hot lamps is many people handling the food, most without sanitizing their hands. It is always a good idea to take a scoop of the potato casserole from the new batch than scooping out the last remnants of the old one. ...Read more
Many items: Some customers notoriously do not wash their hands often, even after using the bathroom. Bathroom faucets, soap dispensers, towel dispensers, door handles carry many germs. Use paper towel to turn off water & open door to leave. Condiment dispensers & menus are infrequently sanitized; so carry hand sanitizer with you to prevent transferring others' germs to your mouth/food. [more in comment]. ...Read more
Non-fried foods: Restaurant foods are often not made to be healthy but are made to taste good so customers will return. That means restaurant foods will have more oil, more salt, or more sugar than home-made foods. Grilled chicken breast is good, but usually the menu item is fried chicken strips. Spaghetti with red sauce is ok, unless the sauce is too oily. A hamburger without mayo; with steamed veggies is ok. ...Read more
Home: I will generalize for a moment, but eating at home is far healthier than out. The food industry creates processed foods with textures, flavors, smells and colors to stimulate pleasurable senses. However, the result of this is generally poor nutrition with high levels of fat, salt and sugar. ...Read more
Not much: Restaurants are very sensitive to the tastes of their customers and want them to come back. So they load their food with salt and fat which significantly adds to the taste - and isn't that why you went there? A few places will describe the "healthy" or heat friendly nature of some items - but these should be ordered with caution. The best health food is at home under your control. ...Read more
Bus, why not?:
As a urologist, I always recommend frequent voiding to prevent urinary infections and promote bladder health.
Although many people despise public toilets, especially those that do not flush, the actual transmission of disease is exceedingly rare as long as you take care to clean your hands by washing, using cleansing gels, or wipes. ...Read more
What makes mcdonalds food so unhealthy? What's the difference between their burgers, and the average burger you cook at home, or other restaurants?
Fat and salt: Fast foods, mcdonalds and others are often high in saturated fats and salt, both of which are not healthy. The same may be true of burgers cooked at home and in restaurants, depending on the quality of meat and cooking process. ...Read more
I was out to have lunch and it looked like a haze in the restaurant. I thought it must be my contacts. When I returned home, I removed them but the?
Please ask again: We received only a partial question, but look forward to giving you a complete response. ...Read more
Home meals healthy: Meals prepared properly at home are probably the most healthy you can regulate how much salt, fats and other ingredients go into your meals. You also choose the ways they are prepared and the proportion sides you want. So it would be best if possible to prepare your own meals at home. ...Read more
A protein and fiber: A protein relatively void of saturated fat such as fish or lean meat, along with a high fiber vegetable is a fairly healthy combination for a meal. The protein slows gastric emptying making you feel full longer and the fibrous vegetable pushes the nutrients to the lower small intestine releasing other hormones that fills you up and decreases the absorption of bad fats. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, why not? Educate them. Introduce them to new cultures and foods. If spiciness is a concern, ask the waiter to make it mild for the kids. I'm not sure what you're really asking. ...Read more
Why am I always cold when everyone else in the same room is not? Restaurants, meeting rooms, etc.
I am not sure: There are certain conditions, such as thyroid disorders, that may cause this. See a dr. And get an exam with some testing. Best wishes. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Kimm: Chinese Food often contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is classified by the FDA as a flavor enhancer that is “generally recognized as safe”. Per Mayo Clinic- research hasn't shown a definite link btwn MSG & “MSG Symptom Complex” which may include: headache, flushing, sweating, facial pressure, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck, etc, palpitations, chest pain, nausea or weakness.> ...Read more
Homes: The number of homes versus restaurants and the lack of knowledge of how to correctly prepare and store food would greatly outweight the number of food poisoning in homes. ...Read more
Yes: If you cannot hear well in background noise you may have problem with sensorineural deafness or presbyacusis. Needs to be checked. ...Read more
Get treated!: Finish treatment before going back to work. ...Read more
Wash, eat well-done:
Some can't be prevented: food handler doesn't wash after bathroom, if restaurant doesn't follow health rules. Nyc has health grades (a, b, c, "grade pending", closed), posted on the window, near the door; not a bad idea.
Assuming the place is clean, eating undercooked food is the best way to increase risk. Rare steak ok-outside cooked, rare inside is sterile. Rare burger can't tell where it was. ...Read more