Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Take That, Health Nazis!

This article from the New York Times should give the Health Nazis something to chew on...

"Want Salad With That? Make It Fries

"Fast-food chains have recently deflected criticism of their menu offerings by adding healthy items like salads.

"But a paper soon to be released in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that the presence of healthy options on a menu can induce some diners to eat less healthily than they otherwise would.

"“When you consider the healthy option, you say, well, I could have that option,” said Keith Wilcox, a doctoral candidate at Baruch College who is one of the paper’s four authors. “That lowers your guard, leading to self-indulgent behavior.”"

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