How the food industry turns diet advice into profits

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Make at least half your grains whole. Eat fish at least twice a week and nuts four times a week. Eat more fiber. It doesn’t matter what health experts recommend. Companies appear eager to meet those needs. But instead of pushing healthier foods, they use new buzzwords (“1 full serving of vegetables!” “Made with whole grains!” “Omega-3”) to keep the same cheap ingredients (mostly white flour, sugar, and oil) flying off the shelf. Goodbye veggies. Hello cookies, chips, and chewy bars.

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