Ancient Chinese secret

It shouldn't come as a surprise that a recent study has found Chinese-American food to be unhealthy, but it's worth noting that the results were bad enough to even surprise those performing the study. Unlike authentic Chinese food, which tends to be a bit lighter and healthier, a typical Chinese-American meal is packed with so many calories and so much sodium that you really should think twice next time you decide to order that take-out.

If you find yourself in a Chinese restaurant, at least try to order brown rice, get your sauce on the side, and avoid deep-fried items.