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24 Things You Should Never Order When You Eat Out

Health Logo By Jessica Migala of Health | Slide 1 of 22: You know to pass on the deep-fried onion, and the slice of cheesecake the size of your head-but what about the green smoothie, or the yogurt parfait? Restaurants have a way of loading calories and sugar into even healthy-sounding orders. And then there are food safety issues to consider: Some menu items carry a higher risk of foodborne illness than others. To help you order smarter the next time you eat out, we've compiled this list of dishes to rule out.

Menu items to avoid

You know to pass on the deep-fried onion, and the slice of cheesecake the size of your head-but what about the green smoothie, or the yogurt parfait? Restaurants have a way of loading calories and sugar into even healthy-sounding orders. And then there are food safety issues to consider: Some menu items carry a higher risk of foodborne illness than others. To help you order smarter the next time you eat out, we've compiled this list of dishes to rule out.

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