CSPI: The Worst Food and Supplement Scams of 2016
"Nutella, which calls itself 'Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa,' contains more sugar and palm oil than hazelnuts and cocoa. That earned Nutella a place on the 10 Worst Food and Supplement Scams of 2016, compiled by the nutritionists at the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. 'Too many companies rely on pretty pictures and appealing buzzwords to fool people into thinking that their foods or supplements are healthier than they really are,' said CSPI senior nutritionist Lindsay Moyer." Read full story.
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MEDICAL NEWS TODAY: Christmas Weight Gain Can Persist for Months
"A recent study of nearly 3,000 adults from across three countries found that in the 10 days after Christmas, there was up to a 0.6 percent increase in weight gain, compared with the 10 days before Christmas. In the United States, adults gained an average of 0.6 kilograms (1.3 lbs) in the period between Christmas and New Year. Furthermore, the researchers found that by the following summer, participants had only lost around half of the weight gained over the holidays." Read full story.
FOODBEAST: McDonald's Lawsuit Claims Value Meals Aren't Really A Value
"James Gertie is suing McDonald's, claiming the Extra Value Meal at his local Chicago McDonald's costs 41 cents more than it would to buy each item individually, according to Consumerist. The lawsuit claims that a-la-carte, two burgers cost $2.50, fries cost $1.99, and the drink is usually $1, for a grand total of $5.49. Cool. Except all those items cost $5.90 when packaged in the Value Meal. You might think 41 cents is not a big deal, but if true, that Extra Value Meal at this McDonald's was still ripping off customers." Read full story.