Kelloggs Honey loops is a multi grain cereal eaten by kids and adults alike.
We feel that this breakfast cereal with 9.5 gm of sugar in 30 gm of the product is not a suitable meal replacement because of excessive simple starches and sugars. We do not recommend this food product except as a dessert and in small quantities only, as applicable to any sweet dessert.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Kelloggs Honey loops cannot be considered as an ideal breakfast replacement as it is sugary at 9.5 gm per 30 gm of the product and is simple starch heavy with poor nutritional diversity. As most people who consume this product identity as a meal replacement and not as a dessert, we are forced to give this a low safety rating.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This food is very starchy and sugary with very little nutritional diversity. This should be eaten only as a small part of an otherwise wholesome meal plan that includes a lot of protein, vegetables, fruit and healthy fats.
Ingredients of Concern in Kellogg’s Honey Loops
Kelloggs Honey loops contains 9.5 gm sugar per 30 gm and does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!
Glucose syrup, also known as confectioner’s glucose, is a syrup made from the hydrolisis of starch. Glucose is a sugar. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to a wide variety of metabolic diseases.
A significant proportion of the population is gluten intolerant, either because they suffer from Celiac disease (1% of the population) or gluten sensitivity, which is quite common. Many people who suffer from gluten intolerance may be asymptomatic and may be unaware that they suffer from systemic and chronic inflammation due to their gluten intolerance.
Gluten intolerance has also been linked to autoimmune diseases, cancers, intestinal inflammation, degeneration of the intestinal lining and has even been linked to several mental illnesses (either as a cause or exacerbating factor) the most serious being cerebellar ataxia, a serious disease of the brain that involves an inability to coordinate balance, movements, problems talking, etc. Persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s, etc., have been known to respond well to a gluten free diet.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Whole wheat flour
- Multi Grain Flour
- Whole corn flour
- Barley flour
- Oats Flour
- Antioxidant: IN 320
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