Americans were advised to limit the intake of food containing fat sources during the Studies conducted by USDA back in 1977. This resulted in the large popularity of low-fat food items and apparently, these food items have been causing a major problem for the nation.
The percentage of Americans who became obese has increased after the low-fat campaign.
“The 40-year-old campaign to create low- and nonfat versions of traditional foods has been a failure: We’ve gotten fat on low-fat products. Why? Because removing the fat from the foods doesn’t necessarily make them nonfattening. Carbohydrates can also make you fat, and many low- and nonfat foods boost the sugars to make up for the loss of flavor,” One of the food researchers noted.