It should come as no surprise that restaurant portions, in general, aren't representative of a healthy diet. But a new study from Rand Corporation finds that a whopping 96 percent of entrees found at restaurant chains exceed daily limits for calories, sodium, fat and saturated fat recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The study, which examined more than 30,000 menu items from almost 250 restaurant brands across the United States, found that most entrees -- even so-called healthier options -- were sodium bombs, with some menu items exceeding 2,000 mg of sodium (the daily limit for healthy adults is 2,300 mg).
Additionally, the study found that entrees found at family-style restaurants were worse in terms of calories, fat and sodium than entrees found on fast-food menus.
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