Calories are sources of energy that allow people to perform at their best potential throughout the day. However, it is important how many calories a person should eat per day. On average, it is recommended for adults to consume somewhere between 1,600 and 2,400 calories each day. The right value for each person fluctuates depending on several factors. A new annual report signals restaurants that promote calorie excess.
The Food Watchdog Aims Each Year to Make Americans More Careful When They Order Food
The Center for Science in the Public Interest published its annual “Xtreme Eating Awards” which is a list that reveals top culinary excesses in the restaurant industry. The report appeared on Monday and the consumer advocacy group intends to raise awareness of the risks people expose themselves to when they plan a feast downtown.
Each year, the Washington D.C.-based food watchdog measures this year’s data coming from chain restaurants. Eventually, they identify those attractive dishes that can encompass the optimal caloric intake for a day with just one serving. These selections can appear in any meal category be it breakfast, appetizers, dinners, beverages or desserts.
The CSPI senior nutritionist, Lindsay Moyer, wanted to underscore that their Xtreme Eating Awards might focus on a few dishes, yet each time Americans chose to go out they expose themselves to health risks. No restaurant is governed by limits. This means that almost all typical dishes can contribute to the apparition of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other issues.
The Top Calorie Excess Comes from the Cheesecake Factory
Restaurants’ response wasn’t late to appear after the publication of such a report. A spokeswoman for IHOP stated that CSPI’s list might have good intentions, but they hide some misleading ideas as well. For instance, they do not disclose the healthy alternatives each restaurant might put at the disposal of its clients to encourage healthy choices.
That said, the report contains some popular dishes this year. The top caloric bomb is Cheesecake Factory’s Pasta Napoletana. The dish constitutes an intake of 2,310 calories due to its mixture of buttery pasta, meatballs, Italian sausage, bacon, and pepperoni.
The breakfast dish with the highest caloric intake comes from IHOP and is called the Cheeseburger Omelette. Other restaurants that featured in this list are Dave & Buster, Texas Roadhouse, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Chili.
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