We know that it is very difficult to resist any Cinnabon roll, especially in the mall or at the airport, where healthy food options are limited. You can fall into the trap with just a breath of melted cinnamon frosting. And once your nose has tricked you, you think "Why take the little roll when I can order the extra large and consider it my mid-morning meal or early lunch?"
With 880 calories, this sweet roll is, for Unfortunately, more than one meal - there are two! If you need a quick breakfast at the airport, it is better to order a more satisfying sandwich from Au Bon Pain, such as bacon and egg in ciabatta bread, which contains 410 calories less than the classic Cinnabon, plus 28 grams of protein.
A Cinnabon cinnamon roll contains as much sugar as a 100 Grand chocolate bar plus nine Hershey Kisses with almonds plus 11 Pixy Stix! Avoid this bread laden with sugar and prevent the terrible fall of sugar that you will surely have after ingesting it.
THE SUSPICIOUS: Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll
THE DETECTIVES: Mira Calton and Jayson Calton, a husband and wife team, whose latest book, "Rich Foods, Bad Food," is the sequel to his success sales "Calories naked". The expert nutrition duo studied more than 150 ingredients in 100 countries on seven continents during a six-year trip.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 880 calories, 36 grams of fat, 127 grams of carbohydrates, 59 grams of sugar, 830 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of fiber.
INGREDIENTS IN THE LIST: Enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, brown sugar, palm oil, milk, soybean oil, yeast, salt, whey, soy lecithin, cinnamon, powdered sugar, vegetable monoglycerides and diglycerides, sodium benzoate, vitamin A palmitate, cream, cream culture, carob bean gum, corn starch, natural flavoring and artificial. *
* May also contain: egg white, whole eggs, whey, molasses, stearoyl lactylate, azodicarbonamide, beta carotene, high fructose corn syrup (glucose and fructose), whey isolate protein (wheat gluten) lactic acid, sulfites), vital wheat gluten, methylcellulose hydroxypropyl, acetylated tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides (DATEM), sodium bicarbonate, xanthan gum, guar gum, beta carotene, glucono delta-lactone, citric acid, propionic acid, enzymes (amylase), sorbitan monostearate of ascorbic acid, cellulose gum, potassium sorbate, soybean oil, polysorbate 60, lactic acid, artificial coloring.
WHEAT GLUTEN (more vital wheat vital gluten): As first pointed out in McDonald's Egg McMuffin Caltons research, wheat is not what it used to be. Nowadays, grains are genetically modified not only to cause an addiction (for which you will want to continue eating more grains and sugars), but also encourage you to eat an average of 400 extra calories a day. Another advantage (not so good) of including this ingredient in your diet is that it can cause intestinal permeability, which can lead to immunodeficiency problems and, possibly, arthritis - not to mention the risk of developing your own roll - in your stomach.
SUGAR: As indicated above, Cinnabon cinnamon roll is fully loaded with sugar. Inside, you'll find four types of insulin triggers: brown sugar, powdered sugar, high-fructose corn syrup (glucose and fructose) and molasses. Worst of all, these sugars rob your body of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, chromium, magnesium, zinc and copper. To make matters worse, high-fructose corn syrup does not trigger leptin, the satiety hormone. In other words, you want to keep eating, even if your stomach is completely full.
OMG: The Caltons count nine potentially genetically modified organisms - including soybeans, corn and sugar - in a single Cinnabon. That's a lot of OMG! As a general rule, you want to avoid transgenics, which have been linked to health problems. The worst of the bunch are the esters of diacetyl tartaric acid of monoglycerides and diglycerides (DATEM), which are emulsifiers that help extend the shelf life of processed foods. Does not it sound so bad? Well, wait to hear what trans-fatty acids are. As they are not, technically, considered a lipid or fat, they avoid being labeled as such, thus avoiding the scrutiny that comes with trans fats, which are associated with heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes. Another intruder is sodium benzoate, which is also used for conservation reasons. It can cause allergic reactions, such as hives and asthma, and can promote the formation of a carcinogen called benzene.
NON-ORGANIC DAIRIES: This dessert made with cream, cheese cultures, buttermilk and buttermilk, is probably full of synthetic growth hormones rBGH, a treatment given to cows to increase milk production. These same cows also ingest antibiotics to avoid health problems related to hormones, such as inflamed and infected udders. The consumption of these by-products may increase the risk in humans of cancers of the breast, colon and prostate.
AZODICARBONAMIDE: Unless you do not mind eating the same material that is used to make your yoga mat and the soles of your shoes, you will want to avoid this additive.Its main objective is to whiten the flour quickly. Although its use is legal in the United States, azodicarbonamide is banned as a food additive in Europe and Australia. The Republic of Singapore also identifies that azodicarbonamide presents a health risk; The country banned this product, with a severe penalty - up to 15 years in prison and a fine of US $ 450,000 - for using the allergen that causes asthma.
THE VERDICT: tremendously guilty.
CONCLUSION: If you are thinking "Cinnabon cinnamon roll will not kill me from time to time", you are absolutely right. But consider this: Is it really worth it to intoxicate yourself, even a little? To replace this cinnamon bun, consider sprinkling some organic cinnamon [cinnamon labeled organic can not be harvested from genetically modified (GMO) plants, and can not be subjected to ionizing radiation], which is a good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, in a natural organic yogurt, or spread natural peanut butter on some stalks of celery.