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New Research - Oats - Fruit & Fibre - etc

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    Tony Barnes
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    RE: New Research - Oats - Fruit & Fibre - etc 2006/07/19 09:56:12 (permalink)
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    Good read - sounds like sugar puffs are off the menu...

    Some distinctions weren't made - sugars & fruit sugars being a notable one, especially for the mueslis with lots of fruit in them; and more breakdown on the fats would have been nice, though pretty tricky given the data they would have received.

    Good to see not many had hydrogenated vegeetable oils in them, suprised Shreddies does considering how it's heavily marketed as fuel for kids...

    Also - which one tasted the best?!?!!?
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    RE: New Research - Oats - Fruit & Fibre - etc 2006/07/19 10:26:11 (permalink)
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    Its not really showing the whole truth though is it. As things like no added sugar museli have most of its sugar from fruit. It seems as if almost every cereal has a red for sugar.

    Paul
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    RE: New Research - Oats - Fruit & Fibre - etc 2006/07/19 12:54:23 (permalink)
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    I agree, some of the museli that I've had is no added sugar yet it would still be classed as high in that study as it has a lot of sugar from the fruit in it.
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    RE: New Research - Oats - Fruit & Fibre - etc 2006/07/20 09:18:05 (permalink)
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    The FSA's criteria for labelling products as high in sugar would categorise no added sugar mueslis as being high sugar and therefore would deliver a big red traffic light on all NAS muesli boxes.

    This is where nutritional models such as traffic light signposting fall down. No distinction is made between non-milk extrinsic sugars and fruit sugars. The FSA's nutrient profiling model does acknowledge the presence of fruit in composite foods but there will always be foods that slip through the net and end up being labelled as 'bad'. For example, cheese and red meat are both 'bad' due to their relatively high saturated fat content but would be classed as 'good' due to their high respective calcium or iron content.

    The problem has arisen due to a focus on categorising individual foods as good and bad when no one food eaten in isolation is truly bad - it is the overall diet that determines health.

    That is not to say some of the cereals in this report are not terribly high in refined sugar. Personally, I wouldn't eat most of them on a regular basis but if I was away from home, I wouldn't worry about having them once in a while.
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    RE: New Research - Oats - Fruit & Fibre - etc 2006/07/20 10:03:31 (permalink)
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    cool post thanks
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    RE: New Research - Oats - Fruit & Fibre - etc 2006/07/20 10:16:14 (permalink)
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    I used to always eat sugar puffs as a kid
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    RE: New Research - Oats - Fruit & Fibre - etc 2006/07/20 17:03:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: cliff_vtr
    I used to always eat sugar puffs as a kid
    ...and it made you dance to electro-pop like a robot from 1984? Sorry Paul. I was just expecting a bit more information!

    Personally I think that any cereal with the word "frosted" in it should be banned. Do kids really need to eat food with that much refined sugar in it? I was a fat kid, by the way.
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    RE: New Research - Oats - Fruit & Fibre - etc 2006/07/20 17:18:33 (permalink)
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    Kids of days gone by could hack it to a degree, todays playstation generation can't.

    I used to put tonnes of sugar on everything as a kid - even frosties would get a liberal coating. At the same time I was a very, very active child, and kept the weight off.

    Long run though, it's best not to get used to the sweetness and the sugar crash cycles, it really doesn't set you up well for later life
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