But for Their Sugar and Saturated Fat
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.