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10 Things You Must Know About Asian Takeout

Hold on to your chopsticks: Our experts spill the (soy)beans on what's healthy—and not—at Chinese, Japanese, and Thai eateries.
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Hidden calories

by Kate Ashford
From Health magazine

You know a little something about how to order healthy at Asian restaurants. Brown rice trumps white, summer rolls are lower cal than egg rolls, and you should run from General Tso's anything. But with the explosion of Asian fusion, figuring out what to order can be as murky as a bowl of freshly stirred miso soup.

"There are hidden fats and preparation details that can really keep you guessing," says Angela Ginn, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. And those unknowns can double, even triple, the calorie count and fat content of a dish. Here's how to dig in without blowing your diet.

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