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Good ol’ They always know how to ruin a perfectly good Thanksgiving binge! I wonder where mom’s pecan pie fits in…


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Kalliopi Monoyios About the Author: Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

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  1. 1. Lynne_up_north 7:46 pm 11/21/2012

    This is seriously unrealistic. When one banana and eight baby carrots, or ONE APPLE, puts you over the “recommended level” of sugar, then it is extremely difficult to take any of the rest of it seriously; it becomes more like, well, hey, even eating the healthiest diet I can possibly eat that will give me enough calories for the day is going to put me so wildly over that level — heck with it, I’m gonna have an ice cream.

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  2. 2. 2:32 am 11/22/2012

    @Lynne_up_north, TOTALLY. That part raised my eyebrows, too. Do you mean to tell me that eating an apple is worse for me than eating an oreo!? Whaaaatever! But most of it is about junk food, and I think they’re all on a level playing field so the comparison stands. But point well taken. I guess I’m just fascinated with the fact that Mountain Dew has less sugar than a Starbucks Frappucino. Ew!

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