It contains cereals 42%(rice crispies, rolled oats) choco coating (sugar, edible vegetable fat-hydrogenated, milk solids, cocoa solids, E322 from soya, natural vanilla flavor), glucose syrup, dry fruits 8% (golden raisin, black currant, dates), dry nuts 7% (almond and cashew), edible vegetable fat, E322 from soya, humectant E422, vegetable gum E 415 and added nature and nature identical flavouring substances.
The product contains a high amount of sugar at 29 gm per 100 gm bar which is high and not suitable for those with diabetes and lifestyle diseases.
It contains hydrogenated vegetable fat as an ingredient. Hydrogenated fats are a source of trans fatty acids or “transfats”, which are harmful to health.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Energy bars such as this is gaining popularity due to aggressive marketing and the perception among people that it is healthy and safe. But this product has a high amount of added sugar and includes sources of trans fats.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product contains wholesome whole grains, fruit and nut. However, the product contains high added sugar and contains sources of trans fats and so we do not consider this wholesome.
Ingredients in Coffee Day N-Ur Gy Bar Fruti and Nut which are a concern:
- Glucose Syrup
- Edible Vegetable Fat
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.
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 Fat
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.
Hydrogenated fat is widely used. We see it listed in the ingredients of margarine, biscuits, cakes, frozen meals, fried foods, sweets, crisps, fish fingers and many dairy products. It’s popular with food manufacturers because it gives food structure and does not feel or taste oily.
Ingredients present in it which are not a concern
- Cereals 42% (rice crispies, rolled oats)
- Choco coating (milk solids, cocoa solids, E322 from soya, natural vanilla flavor),
- Dry fruits 8% (golden raisin, black currant, dates),
- Dry nuts 7% (almond and cashew),
- E322 from soya,
- Humectant E422,
- Vegetable gum E 415
- Added nature and nature identical flavouring substances.
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