Nestle Milo Cocoa Milk Malt Beverage is a beverage promoted for kids.
The product contains 13 gm of sugar in a 180 ml pack. This is almost double the sugar content of even sugary soda beverages. More than 50% of the calories in this beverage is from sugar! This is even higher than most desserts!
A product with so much sugar is not recommended for children and even for most adults. Such sugary drinks are unsafe for those with diabetes and also for those trying to lose weight.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This is a sugary beverage which should be consumed only as an occasional dessert. Such sugary foods must be totally avoided by people who have lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension, diabetes etc.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Nestle Milo contains milk and cocoa which is great, but it’s sugar content makes it suitable as a dessert and not a casual beverage. 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 Nestle Milo which are a concern
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.
Ingredients present in Nestle MILO which are not a concern
- Toned Milk-80%
- PROTOMALT 2.8% -Malted Barley 1.1%
- Cocoa solids 1%
- Acidity regulators 340 ii, 341 ii
- Stabilizers 412, 407
- Vitamins- Riboflavin, Pyrodoxine hyrdrochloride, Nicotinamide, Ergocalciferol, Cyanocobalamin
- Carrier- Maltodextrin
- Mineral- Ferric pyrophosphate
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