For years now, America’s market has been flooded with low-fat products, advertised and sold to people who want to limit their fat intake in order to stay lean. However, the downside of this is that a myriad of these products, despite being low-fat, are detrimental to both our health and our waistline. This is because of the fact that most of these foods and drinks are highly processed and contain an increased amount of added sugar.
A team of researchers at Harvard searched databases for controlled and randomized trials that compared the weight-loss effects of low-fat diets and low-carb diets. What they eventually discovered was that diets based on low carbohydrate intake led to notably greater weight loss than low-fat diets. According to the study, limiting carbohydrate and sugar intake is also associated with a significantly lower risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as numerous other health benefits.
So before you reach out for that box of cereal that claims to be low-fat, consider the amount of sugar in the product when compared to an ordinary brand.