Ever had a negative-calorie meal? This is how ‘zero-calorie’ foods measure up

16 Dec 2023

The programme Talking Point put some of the more popular zero-calorie food products to the test, and only one out of six products had no calories while the other five contained two to six calories per serving. According to Health Promotion Board guidelines, products with up to five calories per serving can be packaged for sale as calorie-free. Olive oil spray for example only has a “zero-calorie” count result only when consumers use the recommended portion control. However, Carolyn Stephen, lead nutritionist at the SP Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC), said, “People are just going to pick up (this product), saying: ‘This is zero calories — let me just use this.’ 

[Channel NewsAsia]

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