Reason #954,832 We’re Getting Fat

by MomGrind

Why America is fat

Recently at my local gas station, this sign was yelling at me in big colorful letters, trying to lure me into getting a “snack” – a quite affordable snack in terms of price, but when it comes to health, is it really affordable?

Let’s do the math.

King size M&Ms = 3.14 ounce = 446 calories, 19 grams fat, 57 grams sugar (about 4 tablespoons).
20oz soft drink = 240 calories, 65 grams sugar (about 4 tablespoons).

Total for this “snack”: 700 calories, 19 grams fat, 120 grams sugar (!), lots of artificial coloring and flavors, and not a whole lot of anything actually useful to the body.

I’m pretty sure anyone can do the math on this one.

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