Manufacturers may be fooling you with zero calorie foods labels
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but all those zero calorie foods you’ve been munching on with abandon aren’t really calorie-free. Nothing you put in your mouth, chew, and swallow is completely free, it turns out. Per the FDA, manufacturers are allowed to say a food is calorie-free if a serving is less than five calories. Which means that if you’re squirting a lot of that “calorie-free” flavoring into your smoothie, or spraying a bunch of that “no-cal” cooking spray in your pan, you could be getting as much as 20 to 30 calories. Do that several times a week and eventually, you’ll be tacking on pounds to your frame. Here’s a look at some of the biggest “zero-calorie” offenders.
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