Australian Cereal Brands - Nutritional Comparison Graphs
Nutritional Comparison Graphs - Popular Australian Cereal Brands Vs Blend11
Here’s a nice visual nutritional comparison of some of Australia’s favourite cereal brands, often consumed by kids & even some adults who haven’t grown out of the cereal habit!
Do High-Calorie Foods Make You Fat?I roll my eyes (internally) when overweight ladies (yes, it’s usually ladies in their late 50’s & into their 70’s) quickly look at the Blend11 calories & tell me ‘oh this has way too many calories for me’). It STILL happens. For the 2000th time ladies - eating fat is not what makes you become fat! It will just mean that what you are eating has a lot of energy & a high-calorie count (fat has more calories per gram than carbs & protein). Obesity / weight loss is never as simple as ‘calories in & calories out’. The type of calories are super important as the way your body deals with them is very different!
Fat Protein Carbs - Calories per Gram
- Fat = 9 calories per gram
- Protein = 4 calories per gram
- Carbohydrates = 4 calories per gram
Box of cereal = low cost to purchase, minimal benefit from eating it.
Blend11 = high cost to purchase, huge benefit from eating it.
It comes down to what you value more - long term health or short term wealth! Ask any wealthy person with a ‘lifestyle’ disease' & they’ll soon tell you what’s more important! And a poor single parent with healthy kids is much happier than a wealthy parent with sick kids. You just have to prioritise where your $$ go. It’s a good idea to put food at the front of the line, especially if you are feeding kids. Remember that every food purchase you make, your intentions follow the dollars to help create the world you want. Our purchasing decisions literally have the power to change the world - just look at the growth of organics & health food in general over the past 10 years. We have directed the money flowing through us to support more ethical & sustainable food manufacturing Your food dollars are making an impact, slowly but surely. The cereal aisle is shrinking, while the health food & organic sections are growing, yay! We've hit rock bottom & are waking up - the food future is bright :) As always love to answer any questions! Jeanie Xx
**All data presented here has been taken from a leading supermarket website or taken from product websites / packs. The research has been put together by a marketing student intern for no fee.