10 Facts Restaurants Don't Want You to Know
Going out to eat may be fun, but don't expect it to be healthful -- at least, not when restaurants are pulling tricks like these to make you eat (and spend!) more and more
They fudge the numbersSome restaurants list calorie counts and other nutritional information on their websites, or even right on their menus (in some cities, this is required by law).
But that doesn't mean that the numbers listed are necessarily the right numbers. "At Kentucky Fried Chicken, partially hydrogenated oil is listed on the menu ingredient list many times, but KFC claims some of their food -- such as chicken -- have zero grams of trans fat," Palinski says. "According to labeling standards set by the US Food and Drug Administration, a food can be labeled as containing zero grams of trans fats even if it has 0.5 grams of trans fats per serving." In other words: "Zero" doesn't always mean "zero."
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