Organic Food Can Make You Fat

April 29th, 2010

Any food can make you fat! A recent study revealed that some people may overeat when they’re snacking on a food with an organic label. The reason? People are over-rewarding themselves for eating something healthy, and they’re underestimating the number of calories in organic food.


Researchers found that study participants who munched on organic cookies labeled as “organic” incorrectly thought that their snack contained 40% fewer calories than the same cookies without an organic label. Findings were presented this week at the Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, Calif.

So, what should you do?

“Take your best guess at its calorie count. Then double it. You’ll end up being more accurate, and you’ll probably eat a lot less,” explained Brian Wansink, Cornell professor and author of the book, Marketing Nutrition.

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