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Alpenliebe Gold contains sugar, liquid glucose, sweetened condensed milk (13%), hydrogenated vegetable oil, edible common salt (iodized), milk fat, dextrose, cream (low fat), (0.38%), emulsifier (IN 322), stabilizer (IN 1405), acidity regulators (IN 270, IN 325, IN 500(ii)), malt extract, antioxidant (IN 307c).

The product contains 56 gm of sugar per 100 gm of the product. This product is very sugary but it is normally eaten in small quantities.

It contains hydrogenated vegetable, partially Hydrogenated and 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.

The product mentions salt as an ingredient but does not specify the exact quantity contained in it. 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.

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating : 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

This food product is usually consumed in small portion, it is a safe product if eaten sparingly in small quantities, and in a meal plan that does not have other sources of sugar.

Partially Hydrogenated and 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 has misleading labelling as it does not mention the exact quantity of salt in the product even though it is there on the food label as an ingredient.

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 5-  (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

It can be consumed as an acceptable addition to a wholesome diet, but only when eaten in small quantities as an occasional dessert by healthy kids and adults. 

Partially Hydrogenated and 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 has misleading labelling as it does not mention the exact quantity of salt in the product even though it is there on the food label as an ingredient.

Ingredients of concern in Alpenliebe Gold

  • Sugar
  • Liquid Glucose
  • Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
  • Salt

Sugar

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.

Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.

Liquid Glucose

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.

Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Partially Hydrogenated and 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.

Transfats  are toxic and some cities like New York have banned them from use in restaurants.

Transfats have been shown to consistently be associated, in an intake-dependent way, with risk of coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death. They may also be responsible for alzheimer’s disease, cancer, liver disease and many more ailments.

Salt

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.

Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Sweetened condensed milk (13%),
  • Milk fat 
  • Dextrose
  • Cream (low fat) (0.38%) 
  • Emulsifier (IN 322) 
  • Stabilizer (IN 1405) 
  • Acidity regulators [IN 270, IN 325, IN 500(ii)] 
  • Malt extract 
  • Antioxidant (IN 307c)

Disclaimer – The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information. foodnetindia encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

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