We all know about the concept of counting calories - but have you ever really thought about what that means?
In this quick video by ASAP Science, the difference in quantity and quality of 200 calories worth of various foods is explored. More than anything, this visual shows how counting calories is not the end all be all to a healthy diet. Instead, a balanced diet made up of foods containing the most nutrients per calorie is the way to go.
Now that obesity has officially been classified as a disease by the American Medical Association, changes in the way doctors and insurance companies treat patients may be on the horizon. This decision could also affect public policy moves, the food industry, and the outlook of the American people. Currently almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.