The Importance of Nutrition in Today’s Restaurants
In a world where society changes in a split second, also do the restaurants that people visit on a daily basis. With the media constantly cracking down on Americas eating habits, people are now ready to start changing them, by slipping into the healthy lifestyle’s seen in magazines and on television. Now with more and more diets to assist in weight loss, many restaurants will also have to accompany the more popular ones, and sell some of the popular items on the menu, so they do not lose the customers who frequent them.
First of all, understanding nutrition in the food service industry is a key element in keeping the customers who will turn to the healthy way of life. By doing this we as can compete in business by giving these people more healthy alternatives to what they are used to. This also allows Chefs and restaurant owners to show the industry that they can make great tasting meals that are also good for you, in turn getting more business. In fact every major fast-food chain is also trying to be healthier offering more options like entrée salads with low-fat dressings, and other sides like baked potatoes as an option instead of French fries, and low-fat yogurt cups as an option, instead of pies and cakes for a dessert. These are just some of the beginning changes to the way we eat and drink. Some Restaurants are now even required to have the health food labels on everything that they cook or order in pre-made, so if something is too fattening, people can choose the healthier choice. The government is even cracking down on what type of oil we fry our foods in, making sure we don’t use oil with trans-fat. Now the restaurants have to choose new oil, so they can stay within the standards and keep their business running.
Even-though some diets sound great it is important to know that when you cut out certain elements such as carbohydrates it can be very bad for the person...