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Which Of Your Favorite Ethnic Cuisines Come With The Most Calories?

Tufts University researchers set out to analyze the calories in the most popular dishes at 30 randomly selected ethnic restaurants in the Boston area. The restaurants were all small or independently owned and did not have nutrition information about their meals on their menus or on their websites. The dishes came with their usual side orders.

The average calorie content of the 157 meals the researchers analyzed: 1,327 calories. That’s about twice the amount of calories in a meal that a typical person needs to maintain a healthy body weight.

And that’s not counting appetizers, desserts, and drinks!

No wonder we eat less when we choose home-cooked.  has an in depth story at Nutrition Action.

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