A lot many times it happens that one chooses low-fat food labeled food product thinking that he is consuming less calories. However, such is not the case, reveals a survey being carried out by Which?
They were of the view that the low calorie food products either contain same amount of calories or they have very less difference in calories compared to the standard options. In many cases, it has low calorie food options and more sugar content than normal food items.
In order to reach at the above given result, the officials carried out a survey on 1,005 shoppers and noticed that six out of 10 consumers were having low calorie food items just because they thought the items had less calories.
Citing an example, a pack of McVitie’s chocolate digestive biscuit contained 85 calories. However, the light variable had 77 calories, so there was not a great difference between the two.
Another example was of low-fat yoghurt being provided by Tesco. It contained 130 calories and the same standard version being provided by Activia contained 123 calories. The consumer group was of the view that the healthy options available in the market are not living up to their image.