Identify fake foods at the supermarket

Identify fake foods at the supermarket

A stroll in a super market on a regular basis helps us to spot a lot of “health foods”. A lot of low cal, low fat options are available. But are they really what they promise!!!

Lets have a look at few of them

  • Low calorie ice creams- These usually are filled with artificial sweeteners and a long list of preservatives.They differ in very few calories from the real ones. Stay away from them
  • Low fat oils- The joke of the century. All oils have the same calories and differ only in the kind of fats.
  • Diet coke- Another hoax and no better than the real coke. Just filled with artificial sweeteners and colour.
  • Baked potato chips- I have seen people fill their carts with these. They may be lower in calories but are low in fiber and nutrients.
  • Low fat cookies-  These are filled with starch fillers to compensate for the creamy texture. Do you have the time to compare the calories?
  • Low fat yogurt- Yogurt made of 3% fat is 60 calories, while the low fat version contains 54 calories. Why pay more for 6 calories? Better off eating the real version.

Hence all that are low fat and low cal are not healthy.

OK there are a few products which are beneficial such as low fat milk. So get smarter and diet better…


Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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