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Reddi Whip or Cool Whip?

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Some well known 'diet experts' are handing out advice. Is the advice true?Here’s a quiz. You’re having pumpkin pie and you need whipped cream. You don’t have time to make real whipped cream. Do you buy a can of whipped cream, or Cool Whip Lite?

Cool Whip Lite is recommended by South Beach Diet, so that must be the right choice, right?

What’s your guess?

Let’s read the labels –

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Cool Whip Lite   

Calories 20 From Fat – 10

Saturated Fat – 1 g 5% 0 trans fat

Total carb – 3 g 1%

Sugars – 1 g 

Water, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated vegetable oil, less than two percent of sodium caseimate (from milk), natural and artificial flavor, modified food starch, xanthan and guar gums, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, sodium polyphosphates, beta carotene (for color)

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Reddi-Whip 

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Calories 15 From Fat 10

Saturated Fat - .5g 3% 0 trans fat

Total carb – less than 1g 0%

Sugars less than 1 g  

Cream, non-fat milk, corn syrup, sugar, mono and diglycerides, natural and artificial flavors, carrageenan, propellant, nitrous oxide

 

The right choice is a no-brainer, right? Don’t be fooled by hype and false claims on the front labels.

(This article has previously been published on the net for a few years now. You may have noticed the new Reddi Whip ads? Now you know where they got the idea... ;-)

 

 

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