10 Health Myths You Probably Believe
2. Low-Fat Foods Help You Lose Weight
This may be the mother of all health lies and one that many people believe.
It doesn’t help that the food industry is constantly churning out low-fat or diet products, either
While the food itself may be lower in fat, manufacturers tend to add extra sugar (which is the real enemy) to make up for the loss in flavor when fat is removed.
In addition people tend to eat roughly 30 percent more food when they know it’s low-fat ahead of time.
This results in more calories consumed, more sugar consumed, and possibly more artificial ingredients ingested.
What happens when we eat too many calories? You guessed it, we gain weight.