You might think that reduced-fat foods are an excellent choice for dieters, but think again! Sometimes it’s better to go with the full-fat versions of your favorite foods.
Why? Because when you remove fat from a food, you remove a lot of its flavor. To replace that flavor, food manufacturers add quite a bit of sugar. Just check the nutrition label on low-fat foods, and you might be surprised by how high the carb count is. The high number comes from the added sugar.
To qualify for a reduced fat label, a product must contain 25% less fat than the original. That’s not a lot. Sometimes it makes more diet sense to stick with the original and forego the extra sugar.