Dr Oz: Healthier Fast Food Meals
Dr Oz wanted to give some credit to popular fast food chains who have been taking steps to make their meals healthier. Marisa Moore, a food industry consultant, explained that healthier options are actually getting more customers in the door. Many restaurants are removing artificial sweeteners and ingredient from their food.
Starbucks will b adding real pumpkin to their Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Chipotle’s tortillas will no longer contain dough conditioners. Pizza Hut is removing artificial flavors and colorings from almost all their pizzas. Dunkin’ Donuts is removing titanium dioxide from their powdered sugar donuts. Subway will no longer using propionic acid in their turkey. Panera Bread will remove 150 artificial ingredients from its menu. Taco Bell will season its beef with real pepper and their nachos will no longer contain dyes. Papa John’s will remove trans fats and msg from their dipping sauce.
Dr Oz: Healthier Options At Fast Food Restaurants
Marisa wanted to make it clear that these foods are likely still high in fat, sugar, calories, and sodium, but they’re definitely stepping in the right direction. A lot of fast food chains are offering avocado instead of cheese and are adding kale or quinoa to their salads. Unfortunately, there will be a bit of a price increase, but there are still ways you can eat healthy on a budget.
Dr Oz: Healthy Choices When Dining Out
No matter what diet you’re following, even if it’s the Day-Off Diet, it’s important to know how to eat healthy when you dine out, so you don’t wreck your diet. If you visit a chain restaurant like a Mexican restaurant, instead of getting chicken fajitas that can cost you more than 1,000 calories, try a faux-jita. Instead of a tortilla, wrap your rice, chicken, and veggies in lettuce and you’ll consume just barely over 200 calories!
If you visit an Italian restaurant, instead of eating the bread and other heavy dishes, enjoy minestrone soup with some shrimp cocktail. You could also have some baked salmon with a side of vegetables, just avoid the breaded or fried dishes. If you eat all three of those dishes, you’ll consume just 600 calories!
If you’re craving some sushi and visit a Japanese restaurant. If you usually get a tempura roll, it can be 500 calories! Instead try a naruto roll, which is just 110 calories, and is wrapped in cucumber instead of rice. Or you can try a tuna avocado seaweed sushi cone roll, which will slash your carb intake.