Superbowl Commercials: 8 Health Lessons To Learn

02/06/2012 01:19 pm ET | Updated Feb 06, 2012

The Super Bowl gets a bad rap when it comes to health. The typical viewer eats nearly a day's worth of calories and, since we're glued to the screen even during the commercials, sits for hours.

Speaking of those commercials, the coveted spots often sling beer, pizza, soda and more unhealthy fare. Even if you've made sure to make slim swaps to traditional recipes, research suggests that simply watching food commercials causes us to snack more.

But if you look closely enough, there may be some unexpected worth in those ads. We found some surprising (and disappointing) health messages in the following eight Super Bowl commercials.

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