Digestive Biscuits: Everyone likes to eat biscuits with tea in the morning. According to the taste of people in the market, biscuits of different quality, brands,s and tastes come. Digestive biscuits are very famous these days. It is said that eating it does not increase body weight and is healthy. But you will be surprised to know that it is not really so.
Agreed that the amount of sugar in it can be reduced to some extent, but it does not mean that it is healthy. According to celebrity nutritionist Sandhya Gugnani, ‘Compared to normal biscuits, some ingredients found in digestive biscuits are high in fiber and protein. If they are consumed in a certain quantity, then they can be considered a healthy option.
The point is that sugar, salt, unhealthy fat, and processed flour are used in digestive biscuits, due to which the calories in them become very high. Now know about what are digestive biscuits, how they are made, and whether they should be eaten or not.
What are digestive biscuits?
Digestive Biscuit is made from Whole Wheat Flour, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Malic Acid and Tartaric Acid, Vegetable Oil, Skim Milk Powder, Sugar and Baking Soda.
What is meant by the word ‘Digestive’?
The term “digestive” in digestive biscuits is derived from the notion that they have antacid properties (proteolytic enzymes) because they are made using leavening agents such as sodium bicarbonate. Due to having antacid properties, it gets rid of indigestion, etc., and gets digested quickly.
Nutritional Value of Digestive Biscuit
According to the information, 2 digestive biscuits contain approximately 150 calories, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 4.6 grams of fat, 5 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber, and 160 milligrams of sodium. However, the nutritional value may vary depending on the brand and size of the biscuit.
Why should it be eaten in moderation?
- Digestive biscuits contain salt.
- Four digestive biscuits can contain as much sodium as a packet of potato chips.
- They contain blank calories and unhealthy fat.
- Apart from this, there are no vitamins or minerals in them.
- Digestive biscuits are heavily processed and preservatives are also added to increase their shelf life.
- They contain about 10 percent saturated fat which is unhealthy.
How to choose the right digestive biscuit?
- View Biscuit’s Nutrition Profile
- Watch your sodium intake
To eat digestive biscuits or not?
Digestive biscuits contain processed flour, sugar, fat, sodium, and leavening agents. At the same time, they contain some taste-enhancing chemicals which can make you addicted to eating biscuits. If you have to eat, then you can eat digestive biscuits instead of normal biscuits. But avoid consuming them excessively.
Alternatives to Digestive Biscuit
- Handful of dry fruits
- Ragi Biscuits
- Mixed dry fruits
- Fox Nut
- Roasted chickpeas
FAQ’s: Frequently Asked Questions
Are Digestive Biscuits Good for IBS?
Digestive biscuits are not recommended if you have any symptoms of IBS. They may aggravate your condition and result in abdominal pain, flatulence, or digestive discomfort.
Why are digestive biscuits so expensive?
Digestive biscuits are made from relatively expensive ingredients and have a high overall production cost. The branding of “nutritional” biscuits may also be a factor in the comparatively higher price.
Why are there holes in digestive biscuits?
The holes in the biscuit allow steam to pass through and prevent it from rising too much during baking, giving it a characteristic flaky texture.
Do digestive biscuits contain flour?
Possibly. Digestive biscuits are made from whole wheat flour and maida. The amount of flour in biscuits varies by brand.
Can I have digestive biscuits at night?
While there are no restrictions on when one should eat these biscuits, excessive consumption is not recommended as they can cause gastrointestinal distress due to the high fiber content in them.
Are Digestive Biscuits Sugar-Free?
Depending on the brand of digestive biscuits, they may contain sugar or sugar substitutes such as maple syrup or honey.