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Friday, August 13, 2010

Granola, White Pasta, Pasta Salad, English Muffins, Bagels, Croutons, and Pretzels








Granola, White Pasta, Pasta Salad, English Muffins, Bagels, Croutons, and Pretzels

“Why is it good? Granola has some fiber, pasta salad has some vegetables, croutons make our salad crunchy, english muffins are one step up from bagels, and pretzels are a quick low-fat snack.

Why is it bad? One word: carbohydrates. All of these foods are made with corn syrup and/or processed white flour. These foods will spike your blood sugar faster than Bruce Lee could have kicked you in the face. You also won’t get much nutrition in the way of protein, fiber, vitamins, or minerals from any of these foods.

Instead choose: 100% whole grain or whole wheat pasta and English muffins for increased fiber and protein.”
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The writer of this article contradicts him/herself something awful. First, he/she mentions English muffins are ‘one step up from bagels’, then mentions stay away from them because of carbohydrates, corn syrup and white flour and that ‘You also won’t get much nutrition in the way of protein, fiber, vitamins, or minerals from any of these foods.’…BUT immediately recommends whole wheat English muffins for increased fiber and protein.

Well, I checked out Thomas’ regular English muffin ingredients vs their Hearty Grains whole wheat brand. Both brands use a form of sugar–whether it be corn syrup(regular), molasses, dextrose, sucralose and honey (whole wheat). The whole wheat muffin still has the same amount of carbohydrates, 1 more grams of protein, 2 more grams of fiber, the same preservatives AND both use soy ingredients that he/she is totally against. Talk about sending mixed messages.

Even some organic whole wheat multi-grain English muffins use some type of sugar–just an organic version–and they aren’t much more nutritious. One brand uses agave nectar– which is nearly pure fructose–and worse than corn syrup. Be selective

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