As tired, weary shift workers it’s not surprising that we’re lured in by the lollie jar at work, as a source of energy for our sleep-deprived brains.
But have you ever taken the time to read the ingredients label of some of these packaged lollies?
Let me share an example to help prove my point:
Ingredients: Glucose Syrup ( Wheat Or Corn), Cane Sugar, Thickener (Dextrin Roasted Starch, Acid Treated Starch Or Starch Acetate)( Wheat ), Gelatine, Food Acids (Citric, Lactic), Invert Syrup, Flavours, Colours (Carminic Acid, Turmeric, Vegetable Carbon, Paprika Oleoresin, Copper Chlorophyllin, Black Carrot). Contains Wheat. May Contain Milk.
As you can see, there are lots of extra “bonuses” included in that packet, besides the glucose itself.
It’s what makes these 3-ingredient jellies or “lollies” a much healthier alternative.(more…)