We’re on holiday at the moment and of course, shopping with the girls usually means pester power wins over! In this case it was a seemingly innocuous breakfast porridge by “Be Natural”. It contains 3 grains and honey. Not too bad, I thought!!
Unfortunately, I didn’t have my glasses on at the time so it wasn’t until I got it home and opened it, the sweet smell was so strong, I immediately put on the glasses and read the nutrition panel.
Imagine my surprise when I realised the sugar content was a whopping 20%!!! Then there was another 2% for the honey! That’s outrageous!
When you think about porridge, you would likely think: “healthy, low sugar, high in fibre, oats are calming for the nerves, honey is a better alternative to sugar, etc, etc”. WRONG!! Unless it’s pure, unadulterated rolled oats, it’s not a good breakfast choice.
How wrong I was. The sugar content would negate any of the nutritious benefits of the oats and in fact would create an acidic environment and put a lot of stress on the adrenal glands haviung the opposite effect you would expect from beautifully calming oats!
Lesson learnt; ignore pester power (!) and stick with food that is closest to its natural state.