Some things you should know: Just because a food is low-carb doesn’t mean it’s healthy. What’s more, a low-carb label doesn’t mean it’ll help you lose weight. Despite these truths, food companies are keen on producing lower-carb alternatives, and we’re willing to pay for them. Between 1999 and 2004, foods with artificial sweeteners (which lower a food’s carbohydrate count) increased from 369 to 2,346, according to data published in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine in June 2010.
Foods made with sugar substitutes and low-calorie alternatives continue to be popular. Today, we see these in new iterations: From keto cereal laced with monk fruit to Stevia-sweetened soda to low-carb chocolate, there are options lurking in every corner of the grocery store. The big drawback of these processed low-carb foods?
Excerpted from Live Strong