a can of Slim Fast has 180 calories and 4 tablespoons of sugar and is supposed to make us thin, while a can of Coke has 150 calories and 3 tablespoons of sugar and is supposed to make us fat?*
Does printing "Slim" on the label change the actual quality of the food? Or just our perceived quality? What does this tell you about marketing, advertising, and the media? About our knowledge of food and metabolism?
*Note: I got these statistics from a book review, and have verified them to the best of my ability. If they are wrong, please (nicely) let me know.
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- I'm a science writer, a jewelry design artist, a bookworm, a complete geek, and mom to a wonderful kitty. I am also recovering from a decade-plus battle with anorexia nervosa. I believe that complete recovery is possible, and that the first step along that path is full nutrition.
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nour·ish: (v); to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth; to cherish, foster, keep alive; to strengthen, build up, or promote
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