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Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Processed food - meh: Doubtful if fresh cut. Processed food is all about additives and salt. Both potatoes and sweets have nutrients. Balanced diet is key. Don't make a habit of all brown meals. ...Read more

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Why can a restaurant buffet be a risk?

Why can a restaurant buffet be a risk?

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

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What's one of the dirtiest things in a restaurant?

What's one of the dirtiest things in a restaurant?

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

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What are healthy options for my kids on kids restaurant menus?

What are healthy options for my kids on kids restaurant menus?

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

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Which is better health-wise: eating at a restaurant or at home?

Which is better health-wise: eating at a restaurant or at home?

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

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Help please. When i go out to eat at restaurants, what are the healthiest things i can order?

Help please. When i go out to eat at restaurants, what are the healthiest things i can order?

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

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If I need to use restroom on bus trip, should I wait till at restaurant or station or go on bus?

If I need to use restroom on bus trip, should I wait till at restaurant or station or go on bus?

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

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What makes mcdonalds food so unhealthy? What's the difference between their burgers, and the average burger you cook at home, or other restaurants?

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

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I'm 17, feel sick all the time, nervous about eating food in restaurant or colege but can eat food at home,what is this? I'm also scared of going sick

I'm 17, feel sick all the time, nervous about eating food in restaurant or colege but can eat food at home,what is this? I'm also scared of going sick

See a psychologist : You seem to have some anxiety and need to be evaluated. I would start with seeing a psychologist. There are treatment options but clarification of the diagnosis is needed first in order to develop a plan of care. Best wishes to you! ...Read more