There is no decency in the way junk food companies do their marketing.
All they care about is profit and they seem willing to sacrifice even children’s health for their own monetary gain.
Here are the top 11 biggest lies of the junk food industry.
1. Low-Fat or Fat-Free
One of the side effects of the “war” on fat was a plethora of processed products with reduced amounts of fat.
These products typically have labels saying “low-fat,” “reduced fat” or “fat-free.”
The problem is that most of these products are not healthy at all.
Foods that have had the fat removed from them typically do not taste as good as the full-fat versions. Few people want to eat them.
For this reason, food producers load these products with added sugar and other additives (1).
It is now known that fat has been unfairly demonized while growing evidence has been revealing the dangers of added sugar.
What this means is that “low-fat” foods are usually much worse than their “regular” counterparts.
If a product has the words “low-fat” or anything similar on the label, it probably contains added sweeteners. Keep in mind that these processed foods are not necessarily a healthy choice.