We all know that, if we want to keep our weight down, we shouldn’t dive, mouth-first, into a chips packet before bed or down a sugary drink with our greasy take away lunch.
We also might assume that the right path to weight loss is to consume ‘healthy foods’.
But according to clinical nutritionist and founder of Nutritional Matters, Angela Emmerton, seemingly healthy foods can also be sugar-heavy.
“There are lots of people who don’t intentionally eat [excess levels] of sugar, in my belief,” says Emmerton. "But we are being a bit exploited as we live in an unfair food environment. Sugars come to our diet in processed packaged foods but we might not be aware that they are in our foods."
Emmerton encourages consumers to be critical of the following “perceived health foods”.