True Elements Muesli Cranberry & Blueberry contains Whole Wheat Flakes, Rolled Oats, Almonds, Raisins, Dried Blueberries, and Dried Cranberries.
The product says that it uses Natural freeze dried fruits like Pineapple, Papaya, Apple which do not contain added sugar but then sugar and invert syrup are added to the product itself. So we find this to be a misleading marketing gimmick.
The product contains a high amount of sugar at 18.3 gm per 100 gm of the pack, which makes it unsuitable for those with diabetes and lifestyle diseases.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
True Elements Muesli Cranberry & Blueberry could have been a healthy meal replacement option if there was no added sugar. The added sugar content in a meal replacement is not recommended for most people.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 5 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product contains a wholesome mix of grain, nuts and Dried fruit. However, due to the added sugar, we do not find this to be a wholesome meal replacement.
Ingredients present in True Elements Muesli Cranberry & Blueberry which are a concern:
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.
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.
Ingredients present in it which are not a concern:
Whole Wheat Flakes
Natural Soy Lecithin
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