Alimentos Bajos en Energía: ¿Qué es lo que Debemos saber de Ellos?
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Low-calorie foods
Artificial sweeteners
Fat substitutes.


During the past few years, fabricated low-caloric foods (light or lite) have become very popular. Even though the Mexican Official Standard defines each of these products since 1994, Mexican consumers have not knowledge about their classification and proper use. This work analyzes some of the factors that lead to obesity and changes in the food consumption habits of the population; the fabrication of modified low-caloric foods, their origin, classification and proper use. Additionally, it presents the main low-calorie foods available in the Mexican market and gives information on the type of ingredients used in their fabrication and about the guarantee associated with the consumption of these products.
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