Biscuit Smart – calories, sugars, fats at a glance

 

 

Who doesn’t like a biscuit with a cuppa? A sweet bite or a biscuit to dunk and a relaxing cup of tea or coffee often go hand in hand. But, while they might be little in size and therefore look relatively harmless, appearances can be incredibly deceiving!

The 2016 National Healthy Eating guidelines advise us to “limit high fat, sugar and salt foods from the top shelf of the food pyramid to no more than once or twice per week”, because these foods have little nutritional value.

 


The nutritional data for this article was analysed and posted in August 2017. Product recipes may change so please check the nutritional profile on a food product before purchasing. This article was compiled by Pauline Dunne, Dietitian with Diabetes Ireland.