Whether you’re watching a cricket match, enjoying some much-awaited downtime with your pals, or simply settling in for a movie, chips are always a welcome addition.
And while there are many chips in the market, one that is always on the TV and often marketed as healthy is too yumm.
Too Yumm is a popular food company that makes and sells a whole new range of chips in the market. The brand claims its chips are delicious, less guilty, have less saturated fat and are baked.
In fact, too yumm chips are endorsed by a celebrity like Virat Kohli, which is one of the main reasons behind its popularity.
However, are too yumm chips really healthy as they claim to be?
After examining the nutrition and ingredients across all the flavours, I discovered that too yumm chips are salty, high in calories, and contain added sugar. Moreover, some flavours of too yumm use unhealthy additives such as artificial sweeteners and flavour enhancers, making them not as healthy as they claimed to be.
Here are the 6 reasons you should limit the consumption of too yumm.
6 Reasons to limit the consumption of too yumm
1. Too yumm is high in calories
A 30g serving of too yumm provides around 140 calories which are 10-12% less than the calories in other chips on the market.
While too yumm has comparatively fewer calories than other available chips on the market, it is still not a good choice for weight loss.
Sacking too frequently on too yumm will add extra calories to your diet, leading to weight gain and hindering your weight loss efforts.
2. Too yumm contain sugar
For me, a guilt-free snack is one that comes with no added sugar in any form.
However, too yumm chips come with added sugar that surely doesn’t make them guilt-free. At least not for me.
In fact, some flavours of too yumm contain more sugar than lays and kurkure.
For example, the multigrain chip comes with 5.8g of sugar per 60g. Whereas lays come with 2.8g sugar and kurkure comes with 0.6g sugar in the same serving.
Consuming extra sugar from packaged foods adds extra and unhealthy calories to your diet, which in the long run leads to excess fat in the body.
3. Too yum is too salty
While too yumm markets itself as a less fat option, it comes with high sodium levels.
The serving size of 30g comes with about 250mg of sodium, about 11% of the daily recommended.
Sodium is an essential part of your diet, and most people get enough of it from their regular diet.
Consuming too yum on top of that will do nothing but add up extra sodium to your diet, which may result in high blood pressure and weight gain in the long run.
4. Too yumm uses flavour enhancers
Flavour enhancers have become common additives in the food industry. These are lab-made chemicals added to food to intensify or change the flavour.
Too yumm uses two flavour enhancers: Disodium Guanylate (INS 627) and Disodium inosinate (INS 631).
While these two flavours are deemed safe by FDA, consuming too much of them can lead to many issues, especially if you are sensitive to them, such as:
- Allergic reactions
- Lack of sensation or numbness
Also, if you are Asthmatic, suffering from gout, pregnant or lactating, you should avoid food containing these flavours.
5. Too yumm uses palmolein oil
Palmolein oil is one of the most commonly used and controversial oils in the health industry.
Many flavours of the too yum contain palmolein oil, which is considered a less healthy choice than other oils.
As per studies, high consumption of food containing plamolein oil could increase your cholesterol levels or may cause weight gain.
6. Too yumm contain maltodextrin
Maltodextrin is a common food additive used in various food products. It is a white powder made from starch, used as a thickener or sometimes as an artificial sweetener.
While it is safe for most people, there is some concern about its safety, especially if you have diabetes.
Maltodextrin has a high glycemic index and absorbs quickly, which can cause an increase in blood sugar levels.
Therefore, if you have diabetes, you should avoid the consumption of too yumm.
It has also been linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, skin allergies and other health problems.
To summarise, too yumm could be a healthier substitute to other chips available, but it is not a healthy option as a whole. It is high in calories, contains sugar, and has high sodium levels and other harmful additives, which doesn’t make it a ‘guilt-free’ snack.
However, if you like, you can still make it a better snacking choice occasionally, but not as an everyday snack.
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