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