The Misconception Unhealthy Products Hide Behind
Many products on today’s shelves tote “low fat” and “No Fat” like a badge of honor.
The reason that high sugar content processed foods are labeled as such is to subconsciously say to you “it’s okay, no fat means no worries.” While in reality unless you are to burn the energy given to you while eating sugar filled snacks then that’s stored as fat in your body. Completely defeating the purpose of a “non fat” label!
I’m gonna keep from going too in-depth but just in case you’re interested in the gritty writing here’s a link to an essay written by a few law professors, that I gathered source from. This particular fact relates most to paragraph 33. Getting down to it marketers who sit between technically true statements are protected by the first amendment under, you guessed it. Freedom of speech!
I’m not saying stay away from all processed foods but you shouldn’t believe much of what the front of a package tell’s you. Marketer’s are allowed 100% creative freedom as long as packaging or advertisement doesn’t say something that disarms the public from their own conscious decision which allows for a lot of wiggle room.