Alpen No Added Sugar
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Review of "Alpen No Added Sugar"
I have always eaten cereal for breakfast, or toast, depending on the mood. I did not stick to a paticular one, just one that I thought looked nice at the time. When I was recently introduced to the GI diet, I started to eat muesli for breakfast, but taking care not to buy one with added sugar, or too many dried fruits (as they can be fattening). To explain very quickly, if you follow foods which have a low GI, you will be kept full for longer and your blood sugar level will remain stable, eliminating the sugar cravings and the feelings of being `weak with hunger` which I used to suffer from frequently. The diet consists of a lot of grain, fruit, nuts, pulses etc but I won`t go too much into it. Most muesli fits nicely into the low GI category, but not all. Although it doesn`t actually state the GI rating on the Alpen, the food groups that it contains are good, tasty and satisfying. They are similar to other muesli`s that state that they are low GI. I prefer the taste of Alpen so have stuck with it. I have emailed Weetabix (makers) customer services to ask about the GI status. If they reply, I will add it to the review.
The most important meal of the day.
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Alpen is muesli. There are various types of Alpen, but I am concentrating on the museli with no added sugar. Alpen is made by Weetabix which is a well known brand. It contains 100% natural ingredients. It is made from wholegrains (recommended on he GI diet), rolled oats, juicy raisins and slivers of roasted hazelnuts and almonds. The no added sugar Alpen is also available with sultanas, dates, apricots, pistachios and hazelnuts. As they say, it is the original Swiss style muesli. Rolled oats are a well known source of slow release energy that make you feel full for longer. Alpen no added sugar is also high in fibre, low in saturated fat and contains no added sugar or sweeteners. Also stated on the packet, its only when you eat ALL of the grain that you get ALL of the goodness. The wholegrains provide a valuable source of essential nutrients.Alpen contains per serving:-
of which sugars 6.3g
of which saturates 0.3g
of which soluble 0.9g
of which insoluble 2.2g
It looks pretty good and sounds healthy, but does it pass the....
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The Alpen with no added sugar is in a pale blue box (the sweetened version is red). The box is quite eye catching, it is a nice pale blue with Alpen written accross the top in white with no added sugar just above it. On the other side at the top it has a picture of a piece of wheat, with Weetabix family, wholegrain goodness in a circle around it. There is a lovely scene of the Swiss Alps in the background with snow capped mountains and lovely grass in the foreground. In the very front there are grapes, nuts and wheat. Then there are 3 ticks with wholegrain, high in fibre and 100% natural ingredients. I would be drawn to the box as it looks so lovely. It makes it look healthy and inviting.
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My box of Alpen contains 560g, approx 14 servings and was £2.12. It is also available in larger bags though I am unsure of the price, it makes it cheaper buying it this way.
On the side of the box, it states the Alpen no sugar was Slimming Magazine, winner of the year, so may be of interest to slimmers.
Weetabix also has a colourful website - www.weetabix.co.uk which offers more information about their cereals.
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Product Information : Alpen No Added Sugar
Manufacturer's product descriptionMuesli
EAN: 5010029202731; 5010029203097
Listed on Ciao since: 25/11/2001