Cornflakes Better Than Kellogg's Special K Say Researchers
Written by Jamie Stowe| Monday, 22 December 2008| There are 21 comments
We have warned about 'diet foods' at Ukmedix News before and we have reported on research which shows that individuals who go for these types of supposedly low fat foodstuffs often end up eating more calories than they would have if they had gone for the normal version of the same food. New research undertaken by Which? has confirmed the dangers of believing that diet food can solve your weight problems. The research which was headed by Nikki Ratcliff has come up with some startling findings regarding the amount of sugar, calories and fat which are to be found in so called diet foods.
For example Kellogg's Special K which is heavily marketed featuring beautiful women in red swimsuits was found to contain an extra 3g more sugar in each 30g serving then in the normal and famous Kellogg's Cornflakes. Kellogg's Cornflakes are never advertised as a low fat or calorie foodstuff but on the other hand millions of women go and buy Kellogg's Special K when they need to lose weight. If they knew the real facts they would be going for the regular Cornflakes instead.
Other interesting findings showed that McVitie's Lights digestive biscuits only contained four calories less than McVitie's Original biscuits and that a supposedly special Weight Watchers sliced white bread had almost identical nutritional value to Warburtons Toastie and Asda Danish white bread meaning that any benefit from picking up the Weight Watchers bread was negligible.
Which? recommended that people don't automatically reach for the low fat versions of food brands but take time to study the nutritional value charts on the packaging of all versions of the same food. They stressed that just because the words 'light' or 'low fat' appeared on the packaging was no guarantee that they were the lowest calorie option.
Which? said that people must never forget that the best way to lose weight is to exercise and eat a healthy balanced diet.
You can have a lot of calories or sugar or whatever is in the food when is early in the day, because you burn the calories during the day!! So like my mom used to say “eat breakfast like a lion and dinner like a kitten”
cereal man said:
angry 2 said:
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Angry Rex said:
cuz i got plans to use the low cal one but after readin the comments m abit confused
kukkudina ;) said:
ahmed P said:
Food: Special K (Kellogg's)
Glycemic Index: 69
Glycemic Index Rating: Medium
Will trying Kellogs effect the milk quantity in mother ?
And people have those like nothing
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