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Cadbury Bournvita Five Star contains malt extract 50%, sugar, milk solids, maltodextrin, cocoa solids, emulsifiers (471, 322), raising agent (500 (ii), vitamins, minerals, salt, contains permitted natural colour 150c, added flavour-nature identical flavoring substances.
The product contains a high amount of sugar at 24 gm per 100 gm pack and has 85 grams of simple, high glycaemic index starches. This level of sugar is extremely high and not suitable for those with diabetes and lifestyle diseases and high sugar products are unsafe for kids and not recommended for children.
This product can only be given to children as a very occasional dessert or sweet and not as a supplement drink to food. High sugar products are not health drinks and can be harmful to the health of children.
It contains salt as an ingredient but does not mention the exact quantity on the food label. 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:  2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Simple starches and sugars are known to cause obesity and obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and hypertension. It is therefore recommended that beverages like Bournvita 5 Star Magic which contain high amounts of simple starches and sugars must be consumed only in small quantities by healthy people and must be avoided by people who have lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension, diabetes etc. Such high sugar and starch products are not health drinks and must not be given to children. We do not consider this product as safe for regular consumption by children.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Bournvita 5 Star Magic with it’s high sugar content makes it suitable as an occasional dessert and not a meal replacement. High sugar consumption is detrimental to the health of children and youth. It should only be an occasional part of the diet only in very small servings and that too only for healthy people.
Ingredients in Bournvita 5 Star Magic which are a concern:

Sugar-Sucrose
This product contains sucrose. 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.
Permitted Natural colour- Caramel IN 150C
These are dark brown to black liquids or solids having an odour of burnt sugar. The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking. It adds or restores the colour of a food. It has been linked to gastro intestinal problems, hypersensitivity .
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.
Ingredients present in Bournvita 5 Star Magic which are not a concern

  • Malt Extract 50%,
  • Milk solids,
  • Maltodextrin,
  • Cocoa solids,
  • Emulsifiers (471, 322),
  • Raising agent (500 (ii),
  • Vitamins,
  • Minerals,
  • Added flavour-nature identical flavoring substances.

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