I haven't personally purchased these biscuits, but since they're so popular, decided they should be included here as an update to those I've already written about.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of sugar in these belVita tops. And from what I've learnt in my nutrition studies, this is likely to cause a sugar spike, somewhat negating the effects of the 'slow release of carbohydrates' as stated by the company.
|belVita Breakfast Biscuit Tops Choco-Hazelnuts|
|belVita Breakfast Biscuit Tops Strawberry|
Anyway, here’s what Belvita say about their Breakfast Biscuits:
‘At belVita, we're passionate about breakfast biscuits. That's why we worked in harmony with our farming partners to source 5 of the finest wholegrains. Baked together through our gentle baking process, these selected and nutritious grains are transformed to become tasty breakfast biscuits. They're the only breakfast biscuit proven to slowly release carbohydrates over 4 hrs, as part of a balanced breakfast. belVita Breakfast Tops are delicious biscuits made with wholegrain cereals with a Strawberry/Chocolate topping.
And this is proven in several scientific studies with belVita breakfast biscuits.
4h slow release of carbohydrates*
*belVita biscuits in a balanced breakfast regularly release carbohydrates over 4 hours
Energy for the whole morning!**
**belVita breakfast biscuits have a high content of slowly digestible starch, which is a slow release carbohydrate. Consumption of foods high in slowly digestible starch raises blood glucose concentration less after a meal compared to foods low in slowly digestible starch.
To get your day off to a good start, try a balanced, yet absolutely delicious breakfast with belVita.Each 250g box contains five individual pack of 3 biscuits, providing either 207 calories or 228 calories depending on whether you buy the strawberry or chocolate flavour.
It will provide you 20%-25% of your daily needs as per nutrition recommendations. A 50g serving of these belVita biscuits provides 15% of the Nutrition Reference Value (NRV) of Vitamin E and B1 and magnesium and iron. Enjoy as part of a balanced, varied diet and healthy lifestyle.’
- 3 belVita Tops biscuits (for slow release carbohydrates)
- + a plain dairy product (for your calcium intake)
- + a fruit (for vitamins)
- + a tea or a coffee (for your hydration)
If you haven’t found them already, you can find the new Belvita breakfast biscuits in the usual supermarkets.
Nutrition Information per 16.6g biscuit (strawberry): 69 calories, 1.1g protein, 1.9g fat, 0.3g saturates, 12g carbohydrate, 3.8g sugars, 0.7g fibre, 0.1g salt. Vitamin E, B1, Magnesium and Iron
Nutrition Information per 16.6g biscuit (choco-hazelnut): 76 calories, 1.2g protein, 2.7g fat, 0.6g saturates, 11.5g carbohydrate, 4.3g sugars, 0.8g fibre, 0.1g salt. Vitamin E, B1, Magnesium and Iron.
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