Nutritional balance of "liquid breakfast" drinks - 2012

[PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2012). Nutritional balance of "liquid breakfast" drinks. Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2012, pages 149-151.] [Printer friendly]

"Liquid breakfast" drinks' BNI

Perezgonzalez assessed the nutritional balance of on-the-go ready-breakfast-meals in 2012, as part of a research on the nutritional composition of breakfast in New Zealand.

"Liquid breakfast" drinks had, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 59.58s, being particularly biased towards excess of sugar. They were also adequate in protein, carbohydrate, saturated fat, fiber and sodium, and low in fat.

Illustration 1: Nutrition information (liquid breakfast)
BNI 59.58s 0.00
Food, 100g 2012 Ideal
Protein 4.2 3.8
Carbohydrate 11.3 10.5
Sugar 7.6 < 1.9
Fat 1.6 2.1
Saturated fat 0.6 < 0.8
Fiber 1.5 1.1
Sodium 0.065 < 0.076
Kcal 76.4 76.4
kJul 319.7 319.7
Illustration 2: Nutritional profile (liquid breakfast)
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ideal % = grey cells; actual % = asterisk (*)

International standards

"Liquid breakfast" drinks appeared as moderately to highly unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs).

Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs
Liquid breakfast (diet) 59.58 73.56 29.58 59.58 57.58
Product100g Company BNI WHO US/CAN AUS/NZ UK
Up&Go Vive banana Sanitarium 44.88 56.56 14.83 44.83 42.83
Up&Go Vive wild berry Sanitarium 47.91 62.98 17.61 47.61 45.61
Primo Extremo chocolate Fonterra 54.93 69.75 24.93 54.93 50.93
Primo Extremo coffee Fonterra 54.98 69.38 24.98 55.12 50.98
Primo Extremo banana Fonterra 55.80 70.58 25.80 55.90 51.80
Up&Go Liquid Breakfast banana Sanitarium 60.53 66.56 30.53 60.53 58.53
Up&Go Liquid Breakfast strawberry Sanitarium 60.53 66.56 30.53 60.53 58.53
Up&Go Liquid Breakfast choc ice Sanitarium 60.96 66.11 30.96 60.96 58.96
Up&Go Liquid Breakfast vanilla ice Sanitarium 60.96 66.11 30.96 60.96 58.96
Primo Extremo vanilla Fonterra 66.00 82.24 36.00 66.04 62.00
Up&Go Energize choc Sanitarium 68.09 88.09 26.14 67.68 54.14
Up&Go Energize vanilla Sanitarium 68.53 88.53 26.94 68.08 54.94
Hunger Buster Liquid Fuel vanilla thriller Hunger Buster 101.84 115.37 71.84 101.84 99.58
Hunger Buster Liquid Fuel double choc Hunger Buster 106.62 118.35 76.62 106.62 104.62
(Source: Perezgonzalez, 20122)

Author

Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalezJDPerezgonzalez).

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BNI™ database
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