Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I Love this cereal called Skinny B/Holy Crap...I add a couple TBSP to my hot cereal everyday! BUT, I often wonder what does 2 TBSP actually do for me as far as Health benefits? I know it adds 130 Calories!!!
Well now the same company has come out with another product (Hemp Hearts) called Mary Jane. It is 170 Cals for 2 TBS, they suggest you add 3-4 TBSP to your cereal, yogurt, snack etc. YET on another site I found about hemp hearts said NOT TO add Hemp Hearts to starches because you could get loose stools..FUN!!
The benefits of Hemp Hearts is AMAZING and I know from researching it that it's good for me to eat...yet not knowing how much of it REALLY makes a difference or Which company is giving me the proper information on how to use the products to get healthy! When I add my 1-2 TBS of Skinny B to my cereal am I actually getting anything except more calories? Is that small amount even enough to make any difference to my health?
My Breakfast usually consists of:
Sally's organic multi grain hot cereal 160 cals
1/2 cup skim milk 45 cals
NOW, if I add 4 TBS of hemp hearts (340 cals) to that I have brought my total calories for Breakfast ALONE to 545!!!! On a web site I read it says it makes you feel full for a long time...which is good, because with a 545 cal breakfast I definitely can't afford to eat a lunch!
I mean Reality is companies are out to make Money...bottom line! Even the ones selling healthy food!
Soooooo Dilema...wanting to eat good, not knowing how much is enough of a good thing, if it's worth the calories, or what company is just saying what the me the consumer wants to hear!?