A new study has shown that the food products that claim to have low calories might be making you unhealthy. The labels used on the food items were misleading according to the studies.
“In many cases, foods containing low-sugar, low-fat or low-salt claims had a worse nutritional profile than those without claims. In fact, in some cases, products that tend to be high in calories, sodium, sugar or fat may be more likely to have low- or no-content claims. Essentially, reduced claims are confusing because they are relative and only about one nutrient,” said lead investigator Lindsey Smith Taillie.
The study once again puts the food industry under the scanner as recent accusations about misleading claims have been gathering momentum.