Heart Myth or Fact #26: “Low fat” also means low calorie

MYTH

Quick myth regarding your cholesterol today.

If a product is labeled “low fat” it does not necessarily mean it is also low calorie. Food manufacturers sometimes replace fat with other ingredients that may contain just as many calories.

If you see the big, obnoxious “Low Fat!” label on the front of the box, make sure to also check the full nutrition list on the back.

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Information for this post was found via Huffington Post.

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