Tasty food never stops you from eating but do you know you should avoid some takeout food items at any cost to keep your body fit and healthy.
We all prefer nearby Restaurants or local shops to get some healthy food but there are some items that we should order and we need to avoid them.
So, what are these? What kind of takeout food we should order from a Restaurant to full fill our hunger? Let’s get into this and find all answers!
#Warning – Takeout food you should never order from any Restaurant
When it comes to nutrition, most of us know to adopt an “everything in moderation” mentality. But when it comes to eating out at a restaurant or ordering in from a local spot, you’re far less in control of what is going into your food.
That means you could be eating loads of additives, saturated and trans fats, and added sugar without really knowing it. After all, unless you’re the one cooking it, you can’t really guarantee what is going in your food.
Because of that lack of transparency, there are some takeout foods worth staying away from—as a general rule. No matter which restaurant you go to—fast-casual, fast food, or otherwise—it’s recommended that you avoid this all-time worst takeout food at all costs.
We have discussed with many food experts about the worst takeout dish on any restaurant menu. No matter where you get these 2 items, they will be loaded with an unnecessary amount of calories, trans fat, and even toxic additives.
The worst takeout food items that you should never order from a restaurant is…
- Chicken nuggets
“The chicken McNugget has become an iconic figure of the McDonald’s industry, but just because it is chicken rather than beef [doesn’t] mean it should be considered healthy”.
Unfortunately, all too often that’s the perspective people tend to take when ordering takeout: Chicken is better than beef. But that’s not exactly true; it’s much more nuanced than that.
“Many consumers will opt for chicken at fast-food restaurants, assuming they are cutting back on the saturated fat that comes with red meat. This is not the case for most chicken nuggets, but especially McDonald’s McNuggets because they are deep-fried.”
Pair those nuggets with French fries—which, come on, admit it, what’s a 6-piece nugget without a side of fries?!—and it’s even worse.
“This tan-themed meal is loaded with saturated fat and refined carbohydrates that will do nothing to add to your health but lead to multiple side effects that take away from your health.”
“In the short term, this meal will increase your glucose levels rapidly and result in a crash and inevitable fatigue, brain fog, and the awful bloating feeling that comes along with a high-fat meal. In the long term, this convenience meal increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and chronic inflammation that is linked to a host of chronic illnesses and diseases.”
A meal of deep-fried chicken nuggets generally contains anywhere from 800 to 1,840 milligrams of sodium—no matter where you order them from—but the McDonald’s McNugget is particularly harmful because of the additives used in the recipe.
“The McNugget is made with a long list of ingredients that cause concern on many levels, due to their inflammatory and even toxic nature as [they are made] with the petroleum-based preservative Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ)”. More research is needed but TBHQ is thought to be carcinogenic, potentially increasing the eater’s risk of developing cancer.
In the same vein, large fries at McDonald’s will run you about the same amount of calories as the nuggets, about 490. Large Fries at Mickey D’s also have about 400 milligrams of sodium and 66 grams of carbs as well.
“Fries and nuggets are a go-to for many when they’re in a pinch and need a quick convenient meal. For others they’re a go-to simply because they enjoy this carb and fat loaded combo”. “Unfortunately, for these two reasons specifically, it is best to avoid fries and nuggets and a fast meal regardless of where they’re purchased.”
Even as a cheat meal, eating a meal of nuggets and fries put your health at both short-term and long-term risk.
“To put it simply, the only thing this meal provides is a quick source of calories while taking away quality of life in both short and long term.”
So which takeout food should you order instead?
If you want to carry out food then, try opting for a healthier side. At McDonald’s, you can get the apple slices or mandarin oranges.
Other fast-food and fast-casual restaurants offer other—healthier! —sides as well. Maybe a low-sodium soup, a half salad, or a side of vegetables or fruit.
“Rather than taking in added fats and refined carbs, it is just as simple and convenient to replace fried chicken, whether in patty or nugget form, with a piece of grilled chicken.”
“Additionally, just about every restaurant chain now offers lighter menu items like fruit cups, side salads, and yogurt parfaits that would be as convenient and satisfying as a side of French fries.”
Lastly, even if you are going to check best delivery food service option, you should take care of these 2 items and avoid them at any cost. #Don’tOrderChickenNuggets #NeverOrderFries