At first glance, the average supermarket seems like a great place to find healthy, diet-friendly foods. After all, virtually every shelf is filled with low-fat, reduced sugar, and half-calorie alternatives to everything from milk and cheese to pizza, granola bars, and peanut butter. But a closer look at nutrition labels paints a much different picture than you might expect. Consider the following scenarios where ''healthy” might not actually mean healthy:
Brand recognition goes a long way toward influencing consumer behavior, and can sometimes weigh more heavily than actual product performance when it comes to purchasing decisions. This is the main reason why so many companies pour millions of dollars into national advertising campaigns while simultaneously skimping on product quality. For them, making the initial sale is all that counts.