We all know that Americans spend a ridiculous amount of time in front of the TV. Whether you’re watching reality shows, news, or the NBA finals you’re going to have to sit through a lot of commercials.
A new nutritional study was released stating that if we ate only the foods we saw advertised on TV we would consume “ 25 times the recommended amount of sugar and 20 times the amount of fat… but less than half the dairy, fiber and fruits and vegetables” recommended in a standard 2,000 calorie diet!
The lead author of the study, Michael Mink, found that, “Just one advertised food item by itself will provide, on average, three times your daily recommended servings of sugar and two and half times your daily recommended servings of fat. That means one food item could give you three days’ worth of sugar.”
We know that people don't eat everything they see on TV. But those marketing campaigns aren't cheap, and companies aren't about to throw millions of dollars at advertising if they aren't achieving results.
Think about it-- what are the foods you crave after you get up from in front of the TV?
We’re guessing that it’s probably not fresh fruits and vegetables.