Welcome back to another blog where I cover my favorite health brands. As I have discussed before, not all brands are created equally. Not all quote-on-quote healthy brands are created equally either. In the past 2 blogs we have seen some MAJOR differences between what are considered ”healthy” brands. These differences are enough for you to miss out on achieving your goals. If you’re looking to lose weight, the difference between brands that could save you 20 grams of sugar is huge and unfortunately overlooked.
Last week we talked more about the supplement side of things, which you can read here. This week we’ll go back to real foods instead.
Who doesn’t eat oats in the morning anymore? But what oats are you eating?
The most obvious example I can give you here is the comparison between the 2 different styles of oats of the same brand. Let’s take the well-known quaker oats as an example here. The original packet gives you 1 gram of sugar, 59 grams of carbohydrates and 11 grams of protein per 100 grams. The golden syrup edition gives you 19 grams of sugar, 71 grams of carbohydrates and 8.7 grams of protein per 100 grams.
I understand many of you don’t eat 100 grams of oats but even if it’s half of that. That is still 10 grams of sugar difference per 50 grams of oats. That is about 2 sugar cubes of sugar more.
The same question counts here. Who doesn’t or hasn’t had cereal for breakfast or as a snack? But what cereal?
I think it is more well-known that a lot of cereal brands stuff their product full of sugar. Let’s take Kellogg’s crunchy nuts for example. It provides you with 82 grams of carbohydrates, 35 grams of sugar and 6 grams of protein per 100 grams.
Now compare that to a brand like Weetabix. Weetabix provides you with 69 grams of carbohydrates, 4,2 grams of sugar and 11 grams of protein.
That is a 30-gram difference! The equivalent of 6-8 sugar cubes.
I am going to keep this one short. Any milk-based product is going to have sugar in it, that is just the way it is. However, there are ways you can avoid these sugars. Especially when you mix milk in with something else you won’t really notice the difference in taste anyways.
A normal glass of milk (roughly 200 ml) provides you with 10 grams of sugar. Let’s take a company like Alpro for example, they have multiple different options that provide you without any sugar. There’s almond, oat, coconut and soya milk, all without sugar.
Those 10 grams might not seem like a lot, but pair this portion of milk with any of the 2 examples I gave you earlier and the 10 grams turns into 20-40 grams really fast.
That amount of sugar makes a HUGE difference for anyone trying to lose weight or look better naked.
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