You'd be forgiven for thinking that once safely within the doors of your local health food store you can shop and eat without a care. Health enhancing claims shout at you from almost every product but what lurks beneath the packaging can be a very different story. Yahoo! nutritionist Rachael Anne Hill investigates.
Blackfriars black cherry flapjack
One 110g bar provides nearly one third of an average woman's daily fat allowance and over a quarter of her calorie intake. Five different sources of sugar are itemised in the ingredients list along with 16 'E' numbers.
Verdict: The large portion size coupled with the amount of fat and sugars this product contains makes it a really calorific snack. Go for a smaller, non coated version or better still, make your own.
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Purdey's multivitamin energy drink
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