Monday, 18 March 2013

How Healthy Are Your Weetabix?

Weetabix are one of the most popular breakfast cereals which many of us have been enjoying for years.

Made from whole wheat, Weetabix are high in fibre and low in fat, sugar and salt. Plus, when eaten with milk, they have a low Glycaemic Index (GI) level, providing slow release energy throughout the morning.

But with many more Weetabix varieties to choose from these days, are all Weetabix breakfast cereals still healthy?

There are many ways of eating your Weetabix, but no doubt the most common way is simply by adding hot or cold milk and maybe topped with fruit.

Some of the newer varieties have added ingredients such as strawberries and fruit or nuts, making them a little more flavoursome and sweeter, but inevitably higher in sugar.

To help you see the individual nutrition in the Weetabix varieties currently on sale in UK stores, I've compiled the following tables including calories, nutrition and ingredients and a traffic light symbol for each variety.

By looking at the traffic light, you can see whether the fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt levels are within healthy levels. This can be useful if you have particular health concerns, such as whether you're on a low salt diet, cutting down on fat or sugar, or looking for the lowest calorie cereal.

All calories are shown for the dry products. For 125ml of whole milk add an extra 80 calories, for semi skimmed milk add 60 calories, for 1% fat milk add 54 calories and for skimmed (fat free) milk add 42 calories.

1. Original Weetabix

2. Weetabix Organic

3. Weetabix Chocolate

4. Weetabix Golden Syrup

5. Weetabix Banana

6. Weetabix Crispy Minis

7. Weetabix Crispy Minis - Caramel & Nut (New)

8. Weetabix Crispy Minis - Chocolate Chip

9. Weetabix Crispy Minis - Fruit & Nut

10. Weetabix Crispy Minis - Strawberry

11. Weetabix Bitesize

12. Weetabix Chocolate Spoonsize (New)

Note: The cereals shown here don't include other Weetabix branded cereals, such as Oatibix or Readybrek.

For overall and individual nutrition and calorie comparisons for Weetabix, see Weetabix comparison guides according to nutritional values.

Related Posts:

Weetabix Banana Review Nutrition and Calories - Read Post
How Many Calories in Weetabix? - Read Post
15 Super High Fibre Breakfast Cereals - Read Post
10 Low Sugar Breakfast Cereals - Read Post
Traffic Light Labelling System - Read Post

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