Less fat means worse filler
The food industry plays a little game of give-and-take to produce low-fat packaged foods. Sure, some of the fat gets axed, but a fatty food that’s missing this component is going to be less tasty without it. Because, as you may have heard, fat is flavor.
That’s where sugar, salt, and starch come in. These ingredients are sometimes added to low-fat packaged foods to improve the taste and texture, says Lakatos Shames. So removing some of the fat doesn’t necessarily make the food any healthier, and may actually make it less healthy.