When one is watching their weight diet foods can become a person’s best friend because they contain less fat and overall calories. However, a study done by the University of Georgia found that rats on a low-fat, high sugar diet, similar diet foods, had more body fat compared to rats on a balanced diet. In addition, the rats developed health issues, such as liver damage and brain inflammation.
The researches contribute these finds to the excess amount of sugar found in diet foods. So the next time you decide to diet to lose weight it might be better to just participate in a balanced diet opposed to selecting the diet option.
-By Julia Watson: communitymappingforhealthequity.org