Why 'fat-free', 'sugar-free', 'gluten-free', 'natural' is a no-go?
Last week, I was walking along the aisle of a supermarket with my friend and sharing why sugar is bad for us. He said he absolutely agreed that’s why he always chose right for sugar-free. Next second, he put a pack of "sugar-free" yoghurt into the shopping cart.
I joked with him, “I just witness a clownfish thought himself living in the Caribbean whole life and never realised it’s actually a fish tank with marine stickers background.” Is that package of “sugar-free” yoghurt really healthy for us? Does all the food with “sugar-free”, “fat-free”, “gluten-free” labels safe? The answer is “NO”. Be conscious on the following traps and stop being fooled by the food industry.
Sugar-free gets you bigger
“Diet” coke, “sugar-free” oreo, sounds less guilty? The truth is they make you fat even quicker. Beyond zero sugar, all the artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohol, chemicals load up calories and create direct damage to our brain, liver and other important organs. “Sugar-free” does not mean disease free but the opposite. Whenever you see any ingredients in the food labelling that you barely can pronounce, drop and throw it back onto the shelf.
Fat-free is another sugar bomb
Since the 80’s, government starts promoting low-fat diet to protect people from diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and more. Ever thought of how does a “fat-free” yoghurt tastes exactly the same as original one? SUGAR. Loads of sugar has been added to dial up the flavour. When food or drink is claiming “fat-free”, “low-fat”, “0% trans fat”, “reduced fat”, check the sugar also sodium level on the labelling. You would be surprised how many hidden sugar, carbs and salt you are taking in.