Tag Archive: glucose fructose syrup

  1. TLC Activia 14 day diet plan

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    As many of you know I’m not a fan of the UK’s best selling yoghurt. The marketing is second to none but I have serious concerns. Please LOOK at the ingredients on the Activia yoghurts, fruit layers, fat free yoghurts, and pouring yoghurts. Many of these have artificial sweeteners and glucose fructose syrup and even without this there seem very high in sugar.

    Many of my patients show serious concern regarding both these added ingredients with good reason. As I keep telling you we were not meant to wake up each morning and eat sugar – it does not set us up correctly for the day. After ingesting glucose syrup I just want to eat more not less.

    Any thoughts you have on this please leave some comments and let me know!!

  2. Ingredients in Activia yoghurts

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    Have just been through all the brands of Activia yoghurt for you.

    The fat-free fruit varieties have artificial sweeteners in them which some of you may want to know.

    The cereal range have glucose-fructose syrup. For those of you who need more information go to my blog and you will see June’s newsletter on the subject.

    The natural ones are ok, but do remember most of them have cream in as well.

    Not sure TLC is quite what your tummy is getting I’m afraid.

  3. Snackajacks

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    Do look carefully at ingredients.. Snackajacks have MSG in the savoury varieties and glucose fructose syrup in the sweet varieties – these are not healthy snacks even at 150 calories a bag.

  4. Special K mini breaks

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    I’m sitting here reading the ingredients of a Special K mini break and here they are:

    Cereals (Rice, Wheat Flour, Whole Oats, Wholewheat, Rice Flour), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Chocolate (5%)(Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Powder), Wheat Gluten, Glucose Syrup, Defatted Wheatgerm, Dried Skimmed Milk, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Salt, Oat Fibre, Barley Malt Flavouring, Raising Agents (E500, E450a), Flavourings, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Antioxidant (E320), Vitamin C, Niacin, Iron, Vitamin B6, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12.

    At 99 calories a bar you’d think you’d be on to a winner but think again and ignore the vitamins which have probably been added to give a false impression of health. What you have is a bar of sugar, inverted sugar syrup and glucose syrup (see this months newsletter out next week regarding this ingredient and its addictive nature) with wheat gluten, defatted wheatgerm and wholewheat. Is that enough wheat and sugar for you to be getting on with? To be honest I’m not sure this is actually any healthier than a Mars Bar- at least that does what it says on the tin ie its a high sugar energy chocolate bar.

    No wonder people aren’t losing weight with a product like this being marketed at them. Stop counting the calories and start eating good food!