Britannia Milk Bikis is not a food that we will recommend except for very occasional snacking. While it is not unsafe for people who do not have a proclivity to metabolic syndrome, by no stretch of imagination can it be called a healthy food or health food. You are far better off eating a handful of nuts or a chickpea snack instead of Britannia Milk Bikis.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Generally safe for healthy people in small servings but unsafe for many people because of their pre-existing health issues or because of the large quantities in which this product is consumed
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This food has very little macro or micronutrient diversity. This is not a healthy meal replacement, though it may be ok to eat this in restricted quantities as part of a nutritious diet.
Ingredients of concern in Britannia Milk Bikis –
Refined wheat flour
IN 322 (lecithins)
Most of the product by weight are the above three. The product is therefore made primarily of refined wheat flour and contains added sugars as well. This gives it a very high simple carbohydrate content and makes it an unsafe food for people who should be having lower levels of simple starches in their diets. This includes people fighting an obesity problem, a cholesterol problem, hypertension or an elevated blood sugar problem as a pre-diabetic or diabetic.
It is not responsible behaviour or practice for a brand to not clearly specify what vitamins have been added and in what quantity. Some people may choose not to eat it for various reasons if they knew.
IN 322 (lecithins)
The product does not mention the source of the Lecithin. If it is of Soy origin, some people could be allergic to it. It is not responsible behaviour for the brand to not mention the source of the lecithin or its quantity.
Edible vegetable oil and fat
Often brands tend to obscure the fact that they have used hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by using the term “edible vegetable fat”. Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health. Transfats increase the likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and many other ailments. This food product does not specify which edible vegetable oil or fat has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
• IN 500(ii) (sodium bicarbonate)
• IN 471 (mono and di glycerides of fatty acids)
• IN 481(i) (sodium stearoyl lactylate)
• IN 503(ii) (ammonium bicarbonate)
• Edible Common salt
• Calcium and ferrous salts
• Milk solids
• IN 917 (potassium iodate)
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