According to Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brighman and Women’s Hospital, “Focusing only on grams of total fat, whether in a food or in your diet, can lead a person to make poor [diet] decisions.” For instance, what low-fat deli sandwiches, low-fat frozen yogurt or low-fat muffins, lack in fat, they often make up for in refined carbohydrates such as white flour and sugar and often times salt.
Mozaffarian suggests shifting the focus from fat to eating healthy foods. “Avoid processed meats, sugary beverages and foods high in refined grains, starches, sugars and salt.”
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