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Cereal Bars Not So Healthy After All

  By Agencies  posted Aug 22nd 2012 at 7:15AM IN | Avg Rating
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Cereal Bars Not So Healthy After All

* Text Courtesy IANS

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(IANS) Cereal bars that people eat believing they are healthier than biscuits and chocolate may not be so healthy, consumer experts have said.

Researchers looked at 30 bars -- including seven specifically aimed at children -- and found many contained high levels of fat and sugar, the Daily Express reported.

One bar contained nearly four teaspoons of sugar (18 grams), which is more than in a small 150 ml can of cola (15.9 grams) and 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance for an adult woman.

One roasted nut bar was almost one-third fat, that included peanuts, hazelnuts, vegetable fat and harmful hydrogenated fats.

A children's bar marketed as "great for your lunchbox" contained 43.5 percent sugar.

The Which? magazine asked manufacturers for labelling on packages based on levels of fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt.

 

 

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