Have you ever put a food item in your grocery cart based almost entirely on a promise for a healthier you? Not only are you not alone, but you are like just about everyone else when you shop. Advertisers of processed food know this all too well and often push the limits of what is legal to claim on the food label. It works because of something we call the “halo effect”, which is actually a real thing.  We are more likely to purchase a processed food item if one of the ingredients is perceived to be beneficial in current society, regardless of the remaining ingredients. I am going to open up this can of worms and look at this issue more closely today.

But 1st, I want to invite you to have your own “me” time and try health and wellness coaching. I work exclusively online and I have spaces available now. Simply go to my website, Healing outside the box.com, and click wellness coaching at the top. I have various plans available to suit your needs and I am offering the initial session for free. Check it out!

In the episode, I refer to a double-blind controlled research study done at Cornell with 144 people. That article can be found here.

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