Are Digestive Biscuits Unhealthy For You

Are Digestive Biscuits Unhealthy

McVities Digestives are my favourite biscuit out of all the biscuits out there. Unfortunately they are high on the yellow foods list because of their ingredients.

Digestives Nutritional Information

  • 71 Calories
  • 1.1 gram of Protein
  • 9.3 grams of Carbohydrates of which
  • 2.5 grams ofSugar
  • 3.1 grams of Fat of which
  • 0.3 grams of Saturated Fat
  • 0.5 grams of Fibre
  • 0.1 gram of Sodium

5 Digestive Biscuits

  • 355 Calories
  • 5.5 grams of Protein
  • 46.5 grams of Carbohydrates of which
  • 12.5 grams of Sugar
  • 15.5 grams of Fat (over 20% of the daily recommended amount)
  • 1.5 grams of Saturated Fat
  • 2.5 grams of Fibre
  • 0.5 grams of Sodium

Healthy or Unhealthy

From a health point of view Digestives are not the best biscuit to consume on a regular basis. They contain a large amount of fat, the good point here is that they contain a very small amount of saturated fat.

Calorie wise they contain a large amount of calories for a small number of biscuits. The rest of the ingredients are in line with other biscuits. I would tend to consume no more than 2 or 3 a day and around twice or three times a week until the packet is empty.

I would then avoid buying another packet for at least 3 or 4 weeks, so that you are not drowning yourself in large amounts of fat and calories, there for putting excess strain on the heart and on your blood pressure.

Adult Daily Guidelines

  • Calories – 2200 calories
  • Protein – 45 grams
  • Carbohydrates – 230 grams of which
  • Sugars – 90 grams
  • Fat – 70 grams of which
  • Saturated Fats – 20 grams
  • Fibre – 24 grams
  • Sodium – 2.4 grams or 6 grams of salt equivalent

Digestive Ingredients

Wheat Flour (54%), Vegetable Oil, Wholemeal Wheat Flour (16%), Sugar, Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Raising Agents, Sodium Bicarbonate, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Amonium Bicarbonate, Salt, Dried Skimmed Milk.

How McVitie’s Chocolate Digestive Biscuits Are Made

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