Healthy Foods Not So Healthy

<a href="">'Healthy' Foods a Pitfall for Dieters</a><br />n<br />n<blockquote>On a mission to whip herself into shape, Kate Kowalczyk tossed out the junk food and stocked up on her idea of good-for-you staples like yogurt and low-fat cookies.<br />n<br />nDespite her persistence, the 35 pounds she was trying to shake wouldn't budge.<br />n<br />nIt turns out those "healthy" foods were just as fattening as the chips and soda they replaced: The yogurt was filled with Reese's Pieces and the low-fat cookies were brimming with sugar that kept her hunger on razor's edge.</blockquote><br />n<br />nI've always had to laugh at people who think just because the label says healthy, it is. My father-in-law is one of these people. If the label says healthy it is good for you, low in salt and sugar, and is good to diet on eaten in any quantity. I've never been able to convince him otherwise. I always thought he was the exception but this article proves me wrong.<br />n<br />nHaven't people ever heard of advertising and marketing. Companies will use any shpeel to soup up their product whether it's true or not. Caveat Emptor is the overriding standard when buying anything. Look under the hood, study the contents and figure out whether it's healthy or not. Damn, people can be stupid.<br />n<br />n<b>We must beware of needless innovations, especially when guided by logic. Winston Churchill</b>



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