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Foods We See On TV Full Of Sugar And Fat

I know when I’m watching TV, and a commercial comes on for a snack food or something really appetizing, it does put that idea in my head…gotta have one! Most of those foods advertised on TV are loaded with sugar and fat.

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“If you were to only eat food that was advertised on television, you would be in a sorry state. Your diet would be filled with huge amounts of sugar and fat and virtually no fresh fruit and vegetables, according to researchers from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. The university analyzed what would happen if someone ate 2,000 calories a day only from foods that were advertised on TV. The research team, led by Michael Mink, analyzed the food advertised during 84 hours of prime time broadcasts and 12 hours of Saturday morning broadcasts during one month in 2004. Based on this analysis, a daily diet of food from TV ads would include 25 times the recommended servings of sugar and 20 times the recommended servings of fat.”

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