Scientists from Loughborough University offer a new way to deal with the problem of excess weight, writes the BBC.
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New Calorie Labeling
Scientists suggest labeling food as follows: the food packaging should indicate how much exercise a person needs in order to burn calories contained in the product.
In order to work out a can of soda, you need to walk 26 minutes
In particular, in order to spend the calories of one pizza, it takes 4 hours, and in order to "burn" a chocolate bar – 22 minutes.
How much a run or walk will cost a snack: a plate of cereal (172 kcal) – 16 minutes of run (8 km / h) or 31 minutes of walk (5-8 km / h) chocolate bar (229 kcal) – 22 minutes of run or 42 minute walk; a can of sweet soda (138 kcal) – 13 minutes of running or 26 minutes of walking; muffin with blueberries (265 kcal) – 25 minutes of running or 48 minutes of walking; a package of chips (171 kcal) – 16 minutes of running or 31 minutes of walking; sandwich with chicken and bacon (445 kcal) – 42 minutes of running or 1 hour 22 minutes of walking.
Researchers suggest that labels with the amount of exercise will help people switch to a healthy diet.
An analysis of 14 studies suggests that this type of labeling can reduce a person’s daily food intake by 200 calories.
We are interested in making people able to make the right decisions about what they eat, and also try to make people more physically active,
– said Professor Amanda Daily.
After all, even slight overeating daily can lead to problems with excess weight.