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Meiji Yan yan Fun Filled Biscuits-Chocolate is a product consumed by kids in India and abroad.
It comprises of a biscuit stick with a chocolate creamy dip.
The product contains Vegetable oil-Palm oil, soya bean oil and Hydrogenated Rapeseed oil or Canola Oil. It contains transfats.
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.
It also contains a high amount of sugar at 12 gm per 50 gm serving of the product and as kids tend to eat a lot of these kind of sweet treats, the quantity of sugar will be much higher depending on the amount eaten, this can spark the onset of childhood obesity and diabetes among kids.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating : 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe
This product has a high sugar content. In addition, it contains transfats.
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.
Many vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating :3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
It contains healthy and nutritious whole milk powder, cocoa mass and cocoa powder, cheddar cheese powder but the fact that it contains hydrogenated vegetable fat and high sugar in a product targeted towards children makes us give it a low rating.
Ingredients in Meiji Yan Yan Fun Filled Treats-Chocolate which are a concern
 

  • Edible Vegetable oil- Soyabean oil, hydrogenated rapeseed oil (canola oil)

 

  • Hydrogenated vegetable fat
  • Salt

Sugar
It contains 12 gm sugar per 50 gm quantity. 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.
Edible Vegetable Oil
Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption.
 
Hydrogenated Vegetable fats
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.
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 which are not a concern
 

  • Cocoa Mass
  • Wheat flour
  • Skim Milk Powder
  • Whole milk powder
  • Cocoa Solids
  • Leavening agents- Sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate
  • Emulsifier- Soya Lecithin
  • Cheese Powder-Cheddar Cheese Milk
  • Whey powder-Milk
  • Emulsifier E 339ii, Lactic acid)
  • Yeast
  • Enzyme Papain

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