The Problem With Low-Fat Foods

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Dr. Peter Foley explained the problem with low-fat products so well in a tweet that it deserves a post herlow fat foodse.

A great example of the dangers of ‘low-fat’ or ‘fat-free’ food… 60 g sugar PER POT… equivalent to 15 teaspoons of sugar. Patients thinking that they are ‘doing the right thing’ but in fact unintentionally compounding the problem.

People think they’re making a better choice when they pick the low-fat product, but are unaware that they’re swapping benign natural fat for harmful sugar.

Even the American Heart Association recommends keeping added sugars to no more than 9 teaspoons a day for men, and only 6 teaspoons a day for women (and that’s being extremely generous considering the damaging effects sugar has on the body).

Fat is not the enemy. 

Instead:

Choose only unsweetened Greek yogurt or, even better, make it yourself with your own cultures!

Learn more about how we’ve been told a low-fat lie by reading  “The Big Fat Surprise” by Nina Teicholz.

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