January 31, 2010

Not So Fast Food

1 Driver Crashes While Choking on Chili

A lumber truck driver in Lowell, Mass., may be charged with "eating while driving" after he crashed his truck into a house when he choked on some Wendy's chili, police say. Eric Gremm said he choked after he hit a bump, which caused him to pass out and hit a two-family home. He says he didn't know what was happening at the time and was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. No one in the home was injured.

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Salty in the City

2 Famous NYC Foods Full of Salt

Most people think of fast foods and prepared foods when they think of places where they might get a lot of salt, but meals at regular restaurants aren't immune from sodium, as New York Times food writer Ariel Kaminer found out. She took samples of some of the city's iconic foods to get tested for sodium content. The Food and Drug Administration says people shouldn't get more than 2,400 milligrams of salt daily, but a corned beef with pickles from Katz's Deli will set you back 4,490 milligrams, while a large clam chowder from the Oyster Bar has 3,400 milligrams. Dan Silverman of the Standard Grill says he thinks restaurant chefs use less salt than home cooks, but all the salt they use is for a reason.

More at New York Times | Posted 8 years ago by Sarah E. White

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