A research conducted at the Cornell University found out that people who eat low-fat foods have consumed almost 28 percent more calories than normal eating people. It was also discovered that all these people had a firm belief about low-fat foods containing about 40 percent lesser calorie rate than their regular versions and this led them to them eating double their required food amount.
Many of you guys will think a food is healthy for you upon hearing that it’s somewhat “low-fat”. Many food items, even fruits, may have nutrition in them but they are also low in fat. But processed low-fat foods are forced to become low-fat and in this process they acquire added sugar and many other unhealthy ingredients. Many studies by now have shown that having a low-fat diet is a completely wrong approach towards losing weight. These are 3 examples of low-fat foods which are harmful for your bodies:
#1. Low Fat Frozen Yogurt:
This treat for people with a sweet tooth takes the top spot on my list. The main reason behind this is the sugar level of frozen yogurt. It contains even more sugar than regular ice cream. Low-fat yogurt is considered as a very healthy choice for dieters because of lesser fat but 100 grams of low-fat frozen yogurt has 24 grams of sugar while the exact same amount of ice cream has a total of 21 grams. Many of us enjoy flavored frozen yogurt instead of ice cream, thinking that we are sparing ourselves of the sugar. Well, you should just opt for simple ice cream the next time, or better yet, choose a truly healthy snack like a fruit.
#2. Low Fat Cookies:
Low fat cookies were most popular two decades ago in the great 1990’s. They were said to be nowhere close to the real cookies when compared in terms of taste. Because of that, people apparently fell to eating more of them to fill their stomachs and satisfy their taste buds to a certain extent. The danger in eating a lot of them is their sugar content which is sky high. Sticking to the real thing won’t hurt the body as much as eating a whole box of no fat cookies.
#3. Reduced Fat Peanut Butter:
Who isn’t a fan of peanut butter? Well, No one! Studies have suggested that peanuts and peanut butter contain the same nutrient values and act the same on your body. Your weight, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are all affected the same. The amount of high fructose corn syrup which is added to artificial peanut butter makes it a very poor food choice. So just stick to regular peanut butter but eat less of it.