Generally while in a supermarket, you are sure to find several food items carrying the tag ‘low fat’ or ‘fat free’. With people becoming overly conscious about their health, these low fat foods are now becoming more and more visible on the shelves of supermarkets. However before tossing the food packet into your basket, do we even look back at the list of ingredients that are there in the packet? No, we normally don’t!
Low Fat Foods doesn’t always mean healthy and free of high calories, it might also happen that you end up adding more weight instead by these food products. Therefore, instead of blindly gorging in on these Low Fat Foods items thinking that you will be able to cut down on your weight, learn which food can actually end up increasing your weight.
- Peanut butter: Referred to as healthy as compared to sandwich spreads and other kinds of butter, peanuts are good for health and weight loss as they are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which increase muscular cell and protein concentration in the body. However, many manufacturers instead of making available the real healthy fat replace it with maltodextrin, a carbohydrate that will end up making you fatter in the end.
- Yogurt: Presently the recent trend among youngsters is that yogurt helps in weight loss and therefore they happily head over to Cocoberry and similar shops offering flavored yogurts whenever they feel hungry. What these people don’t know is that it is the natural yogurt that is healthy and not its flavored counterpart. Yogurt that comes prepackaged are usually processed so that the healthy fat is removed from them and they are then stuffed with added sugar in the form of corn syrup, glucose, maltose, molasses etc which only makes you gain weight but also is harmful to your health.
- Cheese: It is usually said that instead of butter, have cheese instead as it is more healthy and low on calories. Well, it is only the organic and unprocessed cheese that is helpful as a low fat food. The low fat cheese containers one gets in stores usually contain preservatives, additives and other emulsifiers that simply make on weigh more.
Given a choice between soda and juice, prefer going with the juice only because soda though may seem like light on weight actually contains a great number of artificial sweeteners and are way sweeter than the actual sugar itself. Soda not only dulls the taste buds but can also make you crave more for sugary food items.