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Is Hidden Sugar In Healthcare Products A Much Bigger Problem? Find Out

Hidden Sugar Health Products

Should so-called ‘healthcare’ products be even considered healthy when they have such high sugar content? Is it even doing any good? Well, such a high sugar content level in healthcare products will make us question their ‘healthiness.’ The situation worsens when it’s the case with not just one brand but many.

We all should be sweet and gentle but not overload our bodies with sweets. Sugar is not suitable for your health. It is associated with a higher risk of many severe conditions. It includes weight gain, diabetes, cardiac issues, renal failure, etc. Numerous studies have demonstrated that individuals worldwide consume excessive amounts of undetectable sugar in addition to excessive amounts of added sugar in their meals and drinks.


Are We Being Cheated On Hidden Sugar?

Hidden Sugar Health Products

On labels, ingredients are frequently listed by weight. The major component of the product is always stated foremost. The higher on the list it shows up, the more weight this item has.

Food producers leverage this by combining lesser amounts of three or four different forms of sugar in a single product to make their goods seem healthier. The fact that these sugars are written so far down in the list of ingredients makes the product appear to be minimal in sugar.


Do Healthcare Products Follow The Regulations?

Let’s take an example,

One of the most well-known products in its category throughout the years is Cadbury. Bournvita is the health drink brand owned by Mondelez, the holding company of Cadbury. It has been dealing with an unexpected image issue. An influencer Revant Himatsingka called it out for deceiving consumers and posing a health risk.

He claimed that some of the listed ingredients of Bournvita are simply ‘other words’ for hidden sugar and that the list of substances is deceptive. Himatsingka also asserted that “Colour (150C),” another component, can weaken immunity and cause cancer.

Bournvita stated in response to the social media outcry. It claimed that the claims of health benefits were supported by scientific research and denounced the video as illogical and based on falsified information.

According to a statement from Mondelez India,

“Each serving of 20 grams of Bournvita has 7.5 grams of added sugar or roughly 1.5 teaspoons. This is significantly less than the daily recommended sugar intake limits for kids.”

Regarding the issue of caramel color (150 C), Bournvita stated that it “is within permissible limits as per guidelines defined by regulations.”

Others, however, drew attention to the fact that Bournvita’s label stated the total added sugar was 73.1 g per 100 g, significantly more than the advised daily allowance for children. So what do you guys think about it? Is it safe for children? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Kamya Bisht
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I am a young student in search of perfection. Pursuing graduation at DU doesn't restrict me to explore different other genres, My ability to write and put my thoughts into words has improved as a result of working in several firms as a content writing intern.