MTR Badam Drink is from the MTR Foods company. The product is a Badam, Kesar & Elaichi flavoured drink powder.
Drink powders such as these give us high amounts of empty calories from the added sugars and simple starches in them. A product like this with an extremely high 75 grams of sugar per 100 grams of the product does not make for a healthy choice for children and adults alike who have an obesity problem or proclivity to metabolic syndrome.
The foodnetindia safety rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
Very high sugar consumption is known to cause obesity, lifestyle diseases , cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and more. It is therefore recommended that drink powders like this which contain very high amounts of sugars must be consumed only in small quantities even by healthy people and must be avoided by people who are at risk of lifestyle or metabolic disease.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
MTR Badam Drink contains wholesome milk but it’s high sugar content makes it suitable as a dessert and not a meal replacement. High sugar consumption is detrimental to the health of children and adults alike.. It should only be an occasional part of the diet only in very small servings and that too only for healthy people.
Ingredients of concern in MTR Badam Drink
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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Milk Solids
- Antioxidant: IN 306
- Permitted Natural Colours- IN 100 and IN 160 a
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