Cereal bars more fatty than a can of colaPosted: August 18, 2012
The image of cereal bars as a healthy snack is a ‘myth’, as study finds that many contain higher levels of fat and sugar than a can of cola.
Grains are unhealthy for humans in general. but this stuff is toxic. I describe cereal bars as Styrofoam glued together with high fructose corn syrup.
The image of cereal bars as a healthy snack is a ”myth”, according to a study that found many contain high levels of fat and sugar.
All but one of the 30 bars in the study were high in sugar, with 16 containing more than 30% sugar, the consumer group Which? found.
One bar, Nutri-Grain Elevenses, contained nearly four teaspoons of sugar (18g) – more than in a small 150ml can of cola (15.9g) and 20% of the recommended daily allowance.
The Tracker Roasted Nut bar was found to be almost a third fat, and while some of this came from the peanuts and hazelnuts that also provide some nutritional content, the ingredients also contained vegetable fat and harmful hydrogenated fats.
Monster Puffs, a cereal bar marketed to children and described as ”great for your lunchbox”, contained 43.5% sugar, or more than two teaspoons, Which? found.