True Elements Ginger Honey is a product made from ginger and honey which according to the company is a sandwich and waffle spread and can be also had with warm water.
Honey can be categorized as a functional food, it has a natural sweet taste, and a low glycemic index along with many medicinal properties. Honey’s use is known to mankind from ancient times and is recorded in ancient medical books all over the world.
Some studies have shown that consuming honey may control obesity, making it a potential anti-obesity agent. We at foodnetindia remain sceptical about this and we do not recommend high consumption of sugars by anyone. We advise the consumption of foods like honey in small quantities only.
Ginger has been used in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, which is responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold.
True Elements Ginger and Honey contains a whopping 86 gm sugar in a 100 gm serving, which means that it is a strict no-no for all those trying to lose weight and also for those with lifestyle diseases.
For an adult, who has a normal BMI, WHO recommends only 6 teaspoons of sugar, which is 25 grams to be exact and by consuming even a small quantity of this product we are getting almost the entire day’s sugar.
The fact that it does not contain any artificial colour, artificial chemical flavours or preservatives makes no difference, because there is ample harm done to consumers by the high sugar in the product.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
We consider consumption of any sugar product like this to be unsafe for most people as they already get too much sugar in their diets. In India, matters are made worse as people tend to go overboard on spreads and chutneys and so, it is not recommended but if used, then it should be done very sparingly.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This is a sugary product, and the other nutrition from Honey is best had in very small servings and not in large quantities as a sugar substitute. The micronutrients it purportedly contains are better obtained from natural ginger juice and the juices of vegetables and grasses. Not along with a massive dose of sugar.
Ingredients in True Elements Ginger Honey which are a concern
True Elements Ginger Honey contains 86 gm sugar in a 100 gm pack. 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.
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