In related news, the sky is blue when it’s sunny, but grey when it’s raining. We all know that when you partake in Westernized Chinese food like sweet and sour pork, spring rolls, fried rice, chow mein, and egg foo yong, you’re not exactly eating the healthiest food in the world. It’s loaded with sodium, monosodium glutamate (MSG), vegetable oil, and all sorts of other nasty stuff before it gets plunked into the deep fryer and drenched in a sauce that has far too many preservatives and artificial flavourings in it.
But that didn’t stop a nice, respectable news source like the CBC from breaking out a newsflash, reporting that “The typical Chinese restaurant menu is a sea of nutritional no-nos, a consumer group has found.” Right, like getting the super sized meal at McDonald’s is any better.
They even tossed in some numbers to scare us:
The battered, fried chicken dish with vegetables has 1,300 calories, 3,200 milligrams of sodium and 11 grams of saturated fat.
That’s before the rice (200 calories a cup). And after the egg rolls (200 calories and 400 milligrams of sodium).
Yes, fast food isn’t good for you. It never has been and it never will be. Even those salads at Wendy’s and McDonald’s aren’t exactly healthy. Neither is eating a footlong at Subway for lunch, especially when you accompany it with double cheese, a bag of chips, and a large soda.
Want to eat healthy? Cook your own food. At least you know what goes in it.