It may be politically more expedient to promote an increase in consumption of healthy items rather than a decrease in consumption of unhealthy items, but it may be far less effective.
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More on appealing to vanity to improve fruit and vegetable consumption in my video Eating Better to Look Better aren’t there some folks who are down on smoothies? Here’s what the science says:
• Are Green Smoothies Good for You? Green Smoothies: What Does the Science Say? The Downside of Green Smoothies flipside of free fruit programs is to tax instead of subsidize. See my video Would Taxing Unhealthy Foods Improve Public Health? on that kind of paternalistic attitude that you don’t care enough about your health to be told the truth in Everything in Moderation? Even Heart Disease? and Optimal Diet: Just Give it To Me Straight, Doc explore this same patronizing attitude when it comes to physical activity in my next video, How Much Should You Exercise? a question about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and someone on the NutritionFacts.org team will try to answer it.
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