Are Doughnuts Healthier Than Muffins?

March 27, 2018

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You walk into a supermarket and work your way to the bakery.  On one table is a box of chocolate frosted doughnuts.  On another is a box of blueberry muffins.  Which one would you select?  Surprisingly you will consume less sugar by picking the doughnuts over the muffins.  A report on childhood obesity found many store-made muffins contain more sugar in one muffin than the recommended daily limit for a child 7 to 10 years old!  A doughnut chain chocolate frosted doughnut has 280 calories and 13 grams of sugar, while their blueberry muffin is 460 calories and 43 grams—that’s three times the sugar. Adding to the confusion are words like “‘Bran’, ‘Blueberry’, ‘Oat’, ‘Flax’ which infer health. So make sure to read the nutrition label and ask for nutritional information if it is not printed on the box so that you can compare options so that you are fooled into thinking something is healthy when it actually may be worse.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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