Thursday, December 31, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
A better cereal choice will have
At least 4 g Total Fibre per 30 g serving.
Less than 1-3 g fat per serving - some granola-type cereals* can have up to 5 g per serving!
Less than 10g sugar per serving.
The first ingredient should NOT be sugar.
*A better granola-type cereal will have fruit and nuts listed on the ingredient list before sugar and oil.
Let's look at a few examples:
Rice, wheat gluten, sugar/glucose-fructose,defatted wheat germ, salt, malt (corn flour, malted barley), vitamins (thiamine hydrochloride, niacinamide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, d-calcium pantothenate), iron. BHT added to package material to maintain product freshness.
Ok... Special K's Ingredient list: sugar is not the first ingredient which is good, but the first ingredient is not a whole grain, not so good.
A look at the label, and although there is no fat, there is also no fibre... no good.
All in all, not the best choice- not horrible, since there are only has 2g sugar per serving, but definitely not the best.
SHREDDED WHEAT (original)
Ingredients: Whole grain wheat, BHT is added to packaging material to preserve product freshness.
Whole grain is the first (and only!) ingredient on the ingredient list- great!!
The label shows that, per serving, there is only 1g fat, 0g sugar and a great 6g total fibre!!
CASCADIAN FARM- Organic Oats & Honey Granola
Ingredients (all organic): Whole grain oats, sugar, crisp rice (rice, sugar, sea salt, malt), sunflower oil, whole grain oat flour, molasses, maltodextrin, honey, sea salt, vanilla extract.
So... First ingredient is a whole grain, which is good. However, a look at the label and there are 6g fat and 14 grams sugar per sugar- too much- and only 3 g fibre- not enough.
Not a good choice!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Augh... disgusting, eh?
But yeah for the NY Health Department for being pioneers in health promotion!
New Yorkers will all start seeing these ads in the next year as well.
Remember that milk can fatten you up too though...
If you currently drink 2 cups 2% milk a day, did you know that if you switched to 1%, you would lose 4 lbs a year?
Don't drink yourself fat...