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Choosing the right foods

Less sugar, less fat ... in short, less of anything that could weigh down the bill, a priori we are for. But we still have to be sure that food always brings us the nutrients we need.

If a food is light, what does it contain? In short, before embarking on light foods, we should first ask the following question:

What is a light food?

According to the legislation in force, a food can be considered as "light" from the moment when its caloric value is lower by at least 25% in weight compared to the product of reference.

Starting from this definition, the lightened term would apply to any product that weighs less on the scale. It's quite tempting when you start a diet and count calories! But then a question arises: how are these foods lightened exactly? And what exactly do they contain? Because if we want to do without a few useless calories, the nutritional intake of the food we eat should remain an essential factor.

Lightened in what?

Swap your yogurt for a 0%, choose light vinaigrette, or light cheese, in the end, does it really lose weight?

If a product is said to be "light, that" does not mean that all of its inputs are undergoing global relief. That's why it's important to know how the product is lightened. Some foods can be reduced in certain nutrients (sugar, fat, etc.) and not in calories. And vice versa.

To consume lightened products in peace, and hope to slim down by consuming them, we must be vigilant that the labels tell us.

In our file, you find the essential keys to judge the relevance of (some) lightened foods and make your choice in all knowledge this cause: the (false?) Promises of the light, the decryption of the labels, the traps to avoid, concrete examples and especially the opinion of a nutritionist will help you to see more clearly.

See also our video on the risks of light drinks:

A study conducted by Inserm has shown that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes would be higher among people who consume light sugar drinks. Here are the explanations of Guy Fagherazzi, epidemiologist and researcher at Inserm.

You want to react, to give your testimony or to ask a question? See you in our FORUMS Nutrition or A doctor answers you !

Read also :

> What do light products contain?
> Are "no" diets good for our health?
> How to properly store food in the fridge?
> NASH: soda sickness

Author: Stéphanie Thibault.
Expert consultant: Dr. Agnès Monnier-Vaquette, nutritionist doctor.

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