Britannia Nutri Choice Crackers is one of the most popular crackers in India. It is the biscuit of choice for many diabetics as they consider it low in sugar, and therefore, diabetic friendly.
In 100 gm of this biscuit there is just 3 gm of sugar, which is great news for diabetics, but on the flip side it contains more than 250 calories from simple starches that have a high glycemic and insulinemic index. This is not good for for the obese and those with lifestyle diseases like diabetes.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
In India snacks like biscuits are consumed in large quantities in every household which leads to piling up of calories from simple starches and sugars quickly. This biscuit contains a high proportion of simple starches and sugars so it should be consumed in small quantities and never frequently as it can lead to weight gain and lifestyle diseases.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This product is not suitable as a meal replacement as it has a very unbalanced macro and micro nutrient profile. It can be eaten in small quantities as a part of an otherwise wholesome and nutritious meal plan.
Ingredients in Britannia Nutri Choice Crackers which are a concern
Edible Vegetable Oil
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
Britannia Nutri Choice Crackers contains 3 gm sugar in 100 gm serving. This food product 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.
Certain manufacturers do not mention the quantity of salt contained in their products. High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
Ingredients present in Britannia Nutri Choice Crackers which are not a concern
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