5. Low-fat foods can be more harmful than foods with fat

Low-fat claims on a package does NOT always mean less calories or that it's healthier! In fact, many times to keep the taste and feel of the product still desirable, companies add unnatural chemicals, more sugar, more salt and/or ingredients that are more harmful to the body than fat itself. More sugar means more calories and weight gain. On top of that, many people assume this “low-fat” claim is a good excuse to overindulge. It’s also important to consider what fats are being taken away. For example, a low-fat salad dressing could be stripping you of the benefits of the healthy fats such as omegas 3 & 6. Instead of reaching for low-fat alternatives to foods, consider naturally low fat foods like whole fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains.