WHAT IF YOU ONLY ATE FOOD IN TV ADS?
- 25 times the recommended servings of sugar.
- 20 times the recommended servings of fat.
- Less than half the recommended servings of vegetables, fruit and dairy products.
"The results of this study suggest the foods advertised on television tend to oversupply nutrients associated with chronic illness--e.g., saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium -- and undersupply nutrients that help protect against illness -- e.g., fiber, Vitamins A, E and D, calcium and potassium," Mink said in a news release. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.