Junk Food

The Science of Junk food Addiction

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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!