Di­ges­tive Bis­cuits

But for Their Sugar and Sat­u­rated Fat

Consumer Voice - - Front Page - Ashok Kan­chan

True, these don’t sound like the most ex­cit­ing or ap­pe­tiz­ing in­her­i­tance in terms of food, but the av­er­age di­ges­tive bis­cuit does have cer­tain health prop­er­ties that must be ac­knowl­edged. For most peo­ple, di­ges­tive bis­cuits are a good al­ter­na­tive to cook­ies and snacks that con­tain only white flour and sugar. As the pre­fix sug­gests, these are be­lieved to aid the di­ges­tive sys­tem with di­etary fi­bres that are a part of the com­po­si­tion.

Among other things, the CV team checked out the di­etary fi­bre per­cent­age of four brands of di­ges­tive bis­cuits – An­mol Te­jus Di­ges­tive, Bri­tan­nia NutriChoice, Hor­licks Nutribic and McVi­tie’s Di­ges­tive – pur­chased from Delhi and NCR mar­kets. McVi­tie’s scored com­par­a­tively low in this as­pect, while the other three showed mar­ginal dif­fer­ences.

help pre­vent con­sti­pa­tion, haem­or­rhoids (piles) and some other bowel prob­lems.

Sol­u­ble fi­bre is found mainly in fruits, vegeta­bles, beans and pulses and oats. It helps to re­duce high blood choles­terol lev­els, which is good for the heart. It can help con­trol blood sugar lev­els if you are di­a­betic.

Di­etary fi­bres are found nat­u­rally in the plants that we eat. They are parts of plant that do not break down in our stom­achs, and in­stead pass through our sys­tem undi­gested.

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