Nouriza Snack bar contains crunchy muesli (wheat flakes, raisins, rolled oats, almonds), milk compound [milk solids, sugar, vegetable fat, cocoa solids, emulsifier IN 322, added natural (vanilla) flavor] invert sugar, rice crispy.
Nouriza Snack Bar contains 25.72 gm sugar in a 100 gm pack which is extremely high as the WHO recommends a sugar intake amount of 25 gms or 6 tsp a day to lead a healthy life for those who want to avoid obesity and lifestyle related diseases. Those who are already overweight and diabetic must to avoid such high sugar products.
It contains edible vegetable fat, often brands tend to obscure the fact that they have used hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by using the term “edible vegetable fat”. 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.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This is a HFSS product that is positioned as a healthy snack. This is very high in sugar and has transfats from hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fats.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 4 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Although this has macro and micronutrient diversity, being a high sugar product with hydrogenated fats, we do not consider this to be a wholesome snack.
Ingredients of concern in Nouriza Snack Bar Choco Almond
- Edible Vegetable Fat
- Invert Sugar
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 Fat
Often brands tend to obscure the fact that they have used hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils by using the term “edible vegetable fat”. 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.
This food product does not specify which edible vegetable fat has been used. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
A vegetable oil is a triglyceride extracted from a plant. Such oils have been part of human culture for millennia. The term “vegetable oil” can be narrowly defined as referring only to plant oils that are liquid at room temperature, or broadly defined without regard to a substance’s state of matter at a given temperature. For this reason, vegetable oils that are solid at room temperature are sometimes called vegetable fats.
Inverted or invert sugar syrup is a mixture of glucose and fructose. It is used in several products such as honey, jam, golden syrup, etc. It is similar to high fructose corn syrup.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is increasingly being seen as a reason for the high incidence of metabolic diseases. It has negative metabolic effects at much smaller doses than sucrose.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Crunchy muesli (wheat flakes, raisins, rolled oats, almonds),
- Milk compound [milk solids, cocoa solids, emulsifier IN 322, added natural (vanilla) flavor]
- Rice crispy
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