The Journey of a New Wife

{September 7, 2011}   Fact or Myth? Low Fat vs Full Fat

I am going to try something new with this blog. Yes this is a blog about my life as a new wife but as those of you know me personally I am full of useless knowledge! Once a week I am going to post a blog called Fact or Myth. I want you to carefully read over each blog entry and then in the comments section I want you to tell me if it is a fact or if is a myth. Also please explain the reasoning  behind your choice (ie prior knowledge, research, or common sense).

Low Fat vs Full Fat

When a product lists low fat it does not necessarily mean it is good for you. Low fat in a product simply means that the product has less fat than then regular product does. .In this day and age when we as consumers see products listed as low fat we automatically assume said product is good for us. What we do not realize is that the low fat snack is quite possibly high in calories and sugar. Example, one low-fat Oreo cookie has 50 calories, a mere 3 calories less that than then original Oreo. The low-fat hype is more about profit and less about actual nutritional facts. Companies realize that the average american is willing to pay more money for a product with “Low Fat” stamped on the side then a product without it. Most people are twice as likely to eat MORE if a product is labeled low fat then if the product is not. In addition, the low-fat counterparts are rarely as tastey as their full fat counterparts. Why as a generation do we feel the need to sacrifice taste instead of merely paying closer attention to the nutrition facts listed on every product we buy?


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