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Make Sure Your Healthy Eating Guidelines are Truthful

Posted Aug 20 2010 3:00am

When you take the time to learn and follow healthy eating guidelines, it’s convenient and helpful to go out to eat and see the calories and nutrients clearly listed on the menu.

What if this information wasn’t true?

False calorie counts might happen more than you think.

Tufts University found that the actual calorie count can be 18% higher, on average, than the reported calorie count of what you are eating.

They also found that the calorie count can be skewed in both directions.  They reported findings of a meal containing 36% less calories than what was listed and one containing 200% more than what was listed.

Be wary of restaurant menus and trust what you know about healthy eating guidelines to make good decisions.



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