Saturday, 9 January 2010

Forget Fad Diets.

"Müller Rice makes the perfect low fat snack. Healthy and tasty, it keeps hunger at bay at any time of the day." says Müller Dairy. Let's take a look at the Nutritional information for Müller Rice Apple Flavour (from http://www.mullerdairy.co.uk/) :-


Nutritional information:

Per 100g


Per 200g serving
Energy 464 KJ


928 KJ

110 kcal


220 kcal
Protein 3.2g


6.4g
Carbohydrates 19.3g


38.6g
of which sugars 13.7g


27.4g
Fat 2.2g


4.4g
of which saturates 1.3g


2.6g
Fibre 0.4g


0.8g
Sodium 0.1g


0.2g

RDA (per serving)
Calcium 190 mg


23 %


Ingredients:

Milk, Sugar, Rice (7%), Apples (5%), Apple Juice from Concentrate (2%), Egg, Modified Maize Starch, Stabilisers: Carob Bean Gum, Guar Gum; Salt, Acidity Regulators: Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Citrates, Citric Acid; Flavourings.

There's more sugar in it than rice. One 200g serving contains about 6 teaspoonfuls of sugar. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Valda Redfern said...

Then there's this FAQ, which appears when you click on the "Info for Diabetics" link on the product page:

'Diabetes UK doesn’t recommend a special diet for people with diabetes. They say “while the emphasis for people with diabetes used to be on severely restricting sugar, it is now recognised that the exclusion of sugar from the diet is both unnecessary and impracticable”.'

My edition of the Concise Oxford defines "impracticable" as "impossible in practice; unmanageable".

However do we low-carbers do it?

Nigel Kinbrum BSc(Hons)Eng said...

We low-carbers manage to do the impossible time and time again. It's the miracles (finally nailing down the lid of the coffin for the "healthy low-fat" diet) that take a little longer!
Nige.