Kellogg’s Corn Flakes With Real Honey with Iron Shakti is a popular breakfast cereal.
This breakfast cereal contains 9.6 gm of sugar in 30 gm of the product, which is a very high and unhealthy amount of sugar. This product is not a suitable meal replacement and not a suitable breakfast meal. The product is more like a dessert because of excessive simple starches and sugars. We advise that it be eaten in very small quantities if at all and that too only by healthy people. People with lifestyle diseases, diabetes, hypertension etc., must avoid this product.We do not recommend this to children for breakfast or any meal due to excessive sugar.
We do not recommend this food product except as a dessert and in small quantities only, as applicable to any sweet dessert.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The sugar content in 30 gm of this breakfast cereal is high at 9.6 gm which is strictly not recommended for diabetics and those who are obese. Even healthy people must avoid this product and choose healthy whole food breakfast options like fruits, veggies, nuts, eggs, milk etc.,
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes With Real Honey with Iron Shakti cannot be considered as healthy food and is not a meal replacement, this is primarily due to the very high sugar content.
Ingredients of concern in Kellogg’s Corn Flakes With Real Honey with Iron Shakti
It contains 9.6 gm of Sugar in a 30 gm serving of this product. It 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.
The product contains 0.20 gm of Salt in 30 gm serving portion of this product. 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.
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.
Added Flavour: Nature Identical Flavouring Substances
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! By this behaviour, these manufacturers expose people to possible allergens or toxins that could be avoided if consumers knew what they were.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
Minerals And Antioxidant (INS 320)
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