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Low-fat or fat-free is the healthiest option

These labels make food even more enticing, but are they actually any better for your waistline? According to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), low-fat foods must not contain more than 0.15g of total fat per 100g of food, but a proposed new standard could change this to meaning no fat.

And don’t be fooled into thinking that reduced fat is the same, as it contains just 25 per cent less fat than the conventional product. Fat-free is another confusing claim – “if it states 93 per cent fat free, then there’s still seven per cent of fat,” Diversi says.