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Items You Should Never Order In a Chinese Restaruant

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Egg Rolls

Egg Rolls are essentially the American version of a Chinese spring roll. Often, they are packed with unhealthy ingredients like heavily seasoned pork and deep-fried.

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General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s chicken may be popular in the states, but it is loaded with sugar and sodium. Moreover, it’s deep-fried, which puts it on the unhealthy side of Chinese cuisine.

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Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork is another dish that is heavily dosed with sugar and deep-fried. Plus, it’s often made with pork belly, a cut high in fat.

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Lo Mein

Lo Mein is often considered a staple in Chinese cuisine. However, it’s usually very high in sodium and void of any valuable nutrient content. Opt for dishes that incorporate more vegetables and lean proteins.

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Kung Pao Chicken

Drenched in sodium-laden sauce and often fried, Kung Pao Chicken can be an unhealthy choice. Stick to leaner meat options or vegetable dishes instead.

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Chow Mein

Chow Mein might taste delicious, but it’s full of oil, sodium, and carbs. Instead, choose dishes that are steamed or stir-fried, and loaded with colorful veggies.

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Fried Rice

Fried Rice may seem like a harmless option, but it’s usually made with fatty meats and cooked in copious amounts of oil. Choose steamed rice and pair it with a lean protein instead.

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Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon is essentially a deep-fried ball of cream cheese and crab, offering little to no nutritional benefits. Go for a healthier appetizer instead, perhaps a wonton soup.

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Moo Shu Pork

Moo Shu Pork is another dish high in sodium and usually contains fatty pieces of pork. Opt for dishes with less sauce and more vegetables to make healthier choices.

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