It is often thought that the lower the amount of fat in the food, the healthier it would be. Well, it is not actually very true. As there are a lot of different foods that are labelled as healthy as they are low fat and yet they are bad for health.
This article lists some of the low fat foods that are bad for health:
1. Low fat breakfast cereals:’
A lot of people depend on breakfast cereals, and it is fantastic that we have a whole lot of options to choose from and especially the ones that are low in fat and taste good too. They should be really healthy, since it is low fat, is fortified with minerals and vitamins and also contains whole grains, but unfortunately it is not true. Because most of the cereals are loaded with sugar. On the ingredients list, sugar is usually second or third on the list, which means that the following item contains large amounts of sugar. A 2014 research by an environmental working group found that an average breakfast cereal contains about 25% of sugar by weight.
It’s not just white sugar to worry about, white sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup all contain high fructose in it which is bad for health and can cause obesity, type2 diabetes and kidney disease and heart disease. Half a cup that is 49 grams of granola bar contains 14 grams of sugar, which means 29% of calories just from sugar. Now that is not very healthy, is it?
2. Low fat yogurt:
Low fat yogurt has a very healthy reputation for ages. Well plain yogurt, has been proved by studies to cause weight loss and improve body composition by increasing the fullness hormone. Low fat sweetened yogurt, however, is a different story as it is loaded with sugar, which makes it not so very healthy choice. In fact, many low fat or non fat yogurt is as high in sugar as desserts. For example, 8 ounces, 240 grams of low fat sweetened yogurt has 47 grams of sugar which is almost 12 tablespoons. In contrast, the same quantity of chocolate pudding has 38 grams of sugar. Now eating low fat yogurt with this much sugar is not s very good idea.
3. Low fat salad dressings:
Salad dressings help improve the taste and nutritional value of salads and raw vegetables. Traditional salad dressings are high in fat, which help in better absorption of fat soluble vitamins from the salad like vitamin A, K and D. It also helps in the better absorption of antioxidants from certain vegetables like tomatoes, spinach etc. But now a days, it is very common to get dressings that are low fat and are thought to be healthy, these dressings often contain sugar and preservatives while some of the salad dressing like honey, mustard and thousand islands are high in sugar, some no fat dressings are no exception. The best kinds of dressings are those that contain olive oil and have no preservatives or sugar.
4. Reduced-fat peanut butter:
Peanut butter is a delicious and healthy food. Peanuts and peanut butter have been proven to have benefits for body weight, blood sugar control and weight control. It is rich in Monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, which gives it most of its goodness. Natural peanut butter only contains peanuts and salt, while reduced fat peanut butter contains sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Although the total fat is reduced from 16 grams to 12 grams, it is done by replacing most of the monounsaturated fatty acids by harmful vegetable oil. However the calorie count of both the regular peanut butter and the reduced fat peanut butter is the same. The only difference is that the regular one is far healthier.
Your best bet is to consume foods that are unprocessed and are low in fat naturally.
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