"Light" or "lite" on a label in no way means the food is healthy. To make this claim, a food simply needs less of something –usually calories or fat – than the original version or other similar products on the market. Light versions can even be worse for you than the originals. For instance, companies cut a few grams of fat but pack in extra sugar to make up for lost flavor.
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