light

Brazil
January 13, 2008 1:05am CST
Do you believe that food called "light" are even light?? A short time ago the TV showed that almost all products for sale on the shelves of supermarkets were not light anything. I felt robbed!! We pay more expensive for them and were fake light!!!
2 responses
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
13 Jan 08
If you are a label reader, you know that buying light is not always the best option. In fact, buying light can do you much more harm than good because just because there are fewer fat grams there may be more sugar or calories or sodium. Not to even mention all the fake sweeteners that are worse than eating sugar. You are better of buying the regular stuff eating less of it, eat very little, red meat, pork ,& chicken, eat fish, getting a balanced diet, and making sure you are getting fruits and veggies at every meal. The key is to finding a diet that is balanced for you, not for someone else.
• Brazil
13 Jan 08
you're right. But... still i think is a disgrace that the authorities dont supervise this.
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
13 Jan 08
The term light can refer to anything in the product, which is why you need to label it. There are very few guidelines to what is considered a light product. It is the consumers responsibility to ensure they are getting to what they pay for, not the USDA. Same goes for the "natural" products, many natural products are not eco-friendly/safe.
@brimia (6588)
• United States
13 Jan 08
I remember learning that these descriptive words on food labels are not regulated. You can put "light" on the label and it could be describing the COLOR of the food and not have anything to do with calories, fat, etc.. You really have to read the ingredients/nutrition label which I always do these days.
• Brazil
13 Jan 08
i read !! Read ,sometimes, not mean that the label is lying. The surveillance is failure.