Just when you think you're being healthy and eating all the right foods, I hate to break the news, but the false marketing techniques and ambiguous labels might have you fooled.
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Audra Lowe: This when you think they’re be unhealthy in eating all the right foods, here to break the news to you but the falls marketing techniques in the ambiguous levels might have you falls. Here today to talk about the most misunderstood foods in American separate the fact form fiction and each one of them is contributing editor of the new “Eat this, not that 2010” Anna Maltby. Welcome back. Anna Maltby: Thank you. Audra Lowe: Good to see you. Anna Maltby: Good to see you. Audra Lowe: Okay, you always have to break it down to me so every time you leave I end up changing everything that I eat because that’s mean a wrong thing. One of the first things that you have to talk about is diet soda. People feel like, I’m going to drink soda I’ll drink diet but— Anna Maltby: That’s right you think. Audra Lowe: Okay. Anna Maltby: You are not taking any calories, no sugar, it’s great but actually research has found that the more sugary sweet things that you eat or drink whether it’s artificial sugar or not it makes you want to eat more. Audra Lowe: Sweet things? Anna Maltby: So you drink a diet coke now, you are going to want a brownie later. Audra Lowe: So that’s the truth about the diets soda? Anna Maltby: That’s right. Audra Lowe: So what do you really want? Anna Maltby: Well if you want a caffeine boost but you don’t want to taking any calories, there is nothing better than just regular unsweetened coffee or unsweetened tea. Audra Lowe: Okay. Anna Maltby: It’s going to give you the boost but also it’s full of antioxidants. Audra Lowe: Now it take you a minute to quite of taste the difference there but— Anna Maltby: It’s a little different but it’s still good. Audra Lowe: Okay, now reduce fat peanut butter. Is that the better version or? Anna Maltby: I mean there is nothing more depressing than where this fat peanut butter you know there is nothing else that you are not kid anymore. Audra Lowe: Right. But when you think about it you see reduce that and you think it must be better for me than the regular version right? Anna Maltby: Right. But here is the thing, they take out he fat and they put in a very cheap empty carb called melted extreme. Audra Lowe: Okay. Anna Maltby: So, your saving on fat a little bit, you are saving about 10 calories which is not lunch and you are taking in a lot more empty carbs. Audra Lowe: Now, as you would just be eating the regular peanut butter it’s that the better all time now? Anna Maltby: Well you can eat regular peanut butter but our favorite is actually natural peanut butter. Just plain old peanuts and salt, it’s a little bit of acquired taste that it’s different of course meat but it’s still really got and it’s got healthy fat in though none of those empty carbs. Audra Lowe: All naturals, okay. Now, the can go over here to the pork. You see the bacon and you think and let me eat turkey bacon it’s a better alternative to pork bacon which is that in a really bad rip. I never heard anything bad about turkey making so— Anna Maltby: Well here is the thing, in the food movement right now to your foodie. There is pork and bacon everywhere and the reason for that is it’s really good and it’s really cheap it’s full of flavor and you don’t see turkey everywhere because it doesn’t have as much flavor. Audra Lowe: Right. Anna Maltby: So what they do when they make turkey bacon to make it more favorable is they add in all kinds of artificial ingredients and even more sodium. Audra Lowe: More sodium in the regular? Anna Maltby: That’s right. Audra Lowe: Its kind a tough I mean it kind be a little tough compared to this type of bacon here. Anna Maltby: Great, it’s doesn’t taste quite as good. It’s stock more artificial ingredients it’s really not how much lower in calories and fat. Audra Lowe: So what are we suppose to do? Anna Maltby: Just go with the pork. Audra Lowe: Go with the pork. Anna Maltby: Go with the pig. Audra Lowe: Really? Anna Maltby: Yeah absolutely. Audra Lowe: That
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