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Assumptions About Which Foods Are Healthy May Be Completely Wrong

December 5, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
When it comes to healthy and unhealthy foods, looks can be deceiving, according to dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman. She notes that the average muffin purchased at a café-bakery weighs 5.5 ounces and has 511 calories, while the average cupcake is 3.0 ounces and has 356 calories. The cupcake has more calories per ounce, but its smaller size makes it a healthier choice. The larger lesson to be learned is that what seems healthier may actually be bad for the body. What looks unhealthy probably is, but “If something seems like a healthy choice, you ought to check it out first”.
Adam Dachis, "A Cupcake May Be a Healthier Choice than a Muffin", Lifehacker, December 05, 2012, © Gawker Media
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