By Alya Alyssa Kattan
Health experts are calling for junk food and fizzy drinks to have ‘exercise labels’ on their packaging to inform people how much physical exercise would need to be taken to burn off the sky-high calorie and fat content.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University believe that printing a ‘physical activity equivalent’ on unhealthy drinks and snacks will reduce their popularity if the evidence is staring them in the face.
Researchers discovered that providing exercise information caused a 50 % drop in soft-drink sales by teens!
“People generally underestimate the number of calories in the foods and beverages they consume,” says Dr Sara Bleich from the study.
“Providing easily understandable caloric information-particularly in the form of a physical activity equivalent, such as running – may reduce calorie intake from sugar – sweetened beverages and increase water consumption among adolescents.
I am all for anything that would deter people from consuming junk!
What do you guys think? Would you drink a can of coke if you knew you’d have to run for 1 hour to burn off the calories?
Article Credit: Huffington Post