According to scientists, high fibre items may be higher contain more food energy than noted on food labels due to an outdated system of measurement.

This article titled “Food labelling underestimating calorie content of some foods, scientists say” was written by Alok Jha, science correspondent, for The Guardian on Monday 18th February 2013 15.44 UTC

Dieters have been misled by the outdated system for assessing the calorie content of food for decades, according to research that could redefine how people attempt to lose weight.

People who eat high-fibre foods such as vegetables and muesli are consuming more calories than they think because the current food labels do not take into account the calories in fibre.

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