There is a Big Mac Wrap at McDonalds, and it got Dr. Ken wondering, is it any more healthy because it's a wrap? Do we automatically think something is healthy when we hear the word wrap, even if said wrap has the contents of say, a Big Mac, the worst thing for you in the world? The good doctor has done some research for you.
Big Mac Wrap: 330 calories, 19 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat.
Regular old Big Mac: 578 calories, 32.5 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat.
So, the wrap is only half as bad for you but still pretty bad for you. I think the word "salad" has the same effect. You can get a fried buffalo chicken salad, and suddenly it's healthy, right? "Light" can fool us too. A serving of light eggnog still has 2.5 grams of fat, 1.5 of unsaturated fat, 25 mg of cholesterol, 21 grams of carbohydrates (20 of which are from sugar).
Hey, Seven Readers, are there other words or phrases that trick us into thinking stuff is healthy?