5th Burning Question: Can I eat lots of low fat products?

5th Burning Question: Can I eat lots of low fat products?

It is not advisable to use more of a reduced-fat product than you would of the full-fat version, you might end up having the same or even more fat and energy.

To claim that a product is ‘reduced fat’ the amount of fat must be at least 25% lower than the standard product. But these types of foods tend to be high in fat and energy in the first place, so the ‘reduced fat’ version can still have quite high amounts of both.

Foods labelled ‘low fat’ or ‘reduced fat’ aren’t necessarily low in energy. The fat is replaced by other ingredients, so the product can end up with the same or an even higher energy (calorie) content.

Hence do not go overboard eating low fat products.

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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