Light product got as much calories as a normal product!
A lot of foods that are labeled as ‘ light ‘ in reality contain as many calories as the regular product and in some cases even more sugar. So misleading, but also blamed a lack of information, because many consumers do not know what ‘ light ‘ actually means.
However let six in ten consumers are seduced by a diet food several times a week. Most think they choose the healthier option, which may contribute to weight loss.
This is evident from an examination of the consumer organisation Which? in Great Britain, but the research would be with us may have similar results.
With a collection of 12 ‘ low-fat ‘ or ‘ light ‘ products could Which? However, prove that the difference in calories with the ‘ ordinary ‘ products minimal or even non-existent.
For example, there was a ‘ light ‘ yoghurt which in reality contained 130 calories, while the default jar there had only 123. In addition, contained the first yogurt per jar 20.2 grams of sugar (more than four teaspoons), while the ordinary yogurt contained only 16.9.
“Many consumers opt for the ‘ low-fat ‘ or ‘ light ‘ options because they think it’s a healthier choice, but our research shows that those products in many cases do not meet the healthy image. Our advice is: read the nutrition label carefully before you buy something, “advises Richard Lloyd of Which? to.
The consumer organization calls for clearer for longer “food-labels” so people can make an informed choice about what they eat. And that’s necessary, because many people don’t even know what ‘ low fat ‘ or ‘ light ‘ means, as it emerged from this study.
Products that are labeled as ‘ light ‘ should actually contain only 30% less fat than the standard product. Only 16 percent of respondents knew that. And you?
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