Negative Calories is Only Wishful Thinking
This myth of negative calorie foods is one of many discussed in the new book Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics. It is the authors’ contention that many people are incorrect in many assumptions about calories due to factors such as advertising and the simple refusal to believe obvious facts.
A discussion in the book describes Dr. Lisa Young telling nutrition students in an NYU class that an 8 ounce soft drink contains 100 calories. When she asked them how many calories do you think a 64 ounce size contains the majority of students guessed well under the correct answer. Hardly any of the students multiplied 100 by eight for the correct answer.
Some studies have shown that foods labeled as heart healthy, containing antioxidants or vitamins added have people assuming they are automatically lower in calories. The authors are proponents of reading food labels but caution everyone not only to read the number of calories but also check the serving size information too.
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