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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