We constantly discuss the pros and cons of junk food makeovers and “faux” fast foods.
This includes everything from hamburgers supplemented with soy, applesuace substituted for fat in cake, and the deep-fried Super Donut fortified with protein, minerals and vitamins and served in schools across the U.S.
Are these products just “enablers” that encourage people to perpetuate essentially unhealthy habits by marginally reducing the bad stuff?
Or do they make it easier to take the first step towards making bigger changes over the long haul?
Beats the heck out of me. But I have to admit that vitamin-fortified Diet Coke seems like a food that just doesn’t need to exist, you know?
As Dave Barry would say, I’m not making this up:
The end of civilization as we know it? Or a realistic acceptance of consumer preferences?