This is a fascinating article about how scientists research and develop fast and processed foods that are addictive. I warn you, it’s long but worth the read.
The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food in the New York Times
“Many of the Prego sauces — whether cheesy, chunky or light — have one feature in common: The largest ingredient, after tomatoes, is sugar. A mere half-cup of Prego Traditional, for instance, has the equivalent of more than two teaspoons of sugar, as much as two-plus Oreo cookies. It also delivers one-third of the sodium recommended for a majority of American adults for an entire day.”
It’s so important to eat whole, read foods, read labels and monitor your sugar, sodium and harmful fat intake!