Weight Care chewing gum
The Weight Care chewing gum with green tea stands with dot 1. According to the fine print: “in combination with an energy-restricted diet and exercise, this product contributes to weight loss and stimulates fat burning.” The contribution of the chewing gum to weight loss can then be strongly questioned, I think. The amount of ECGC (the workable substance in green tea) is in any case too low to have any stimulating effect on combustion. The chromium in the chewing gum would promote the metabolism of carbohydrates. This statement is a particularly free translation of scientific literature. And: you have to use 6 per day. How many are in one box? 18 …
A good number 2 are the Cereal Stroopwafels. With 65% less sugar. But then sweetened with fructose. In other words: sugar. They also contain fiber, certainly. And after all, that’s what you normally eat a stroopwafel for, right?
Kids Then on 3: the Zonnatura Sappa! Kids. It is really just a pack of juice. No idea why this should or could fit into any diet. It is prominent on the front that a package corresponds to 1 piece of fruit and 1 ounce of vegetable. If you look at the dietary fiber content you immediately know that it is not true. Quite apart from the fact that a product in a package that you can keep for a minimum of 3 months outside of refrigeration can never and never contain the same number of vitamins and minerals as fresh fruit and vegetables. Plus children and parents get a completely wrong signal. Why fight with your toddler for another hour in the evening to prevent him from eating his vegetables, if the same thing is just in a nice packet of juice?
Moral of the story: 90% of the products in the diet do not fit into any diet. The exception may be gluten-free and low-sodium products. And yet all the products that appear on it seem better, healthier or more useful because they are in the diet. What should you do if you are on a ‘diet’? Shopping in the fruit and vegetable department …