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Can supermarket lighting affect what I buy?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Just as your favorite Hollywood star looks better under certain lights, so does your food! Supermarkets actually spotlight foods with different lights to make them seem more appealing, using red lights near the meat section and green lights in the produce section. This practice is a violation of the food code, but it’s difficult to enforce because the health inspector must prove it was done intentionally. If you notice any of these lights in your grocery store, beware! Inspect your produce and meat under a white light before buying to ensure you’re getting the freshest, healthiest selections possible.

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