Many people like to eat porridge with meat floss for breakfast, but it has been reported that it is "sugar on sugar", and even replaced with oats, a bowl of oats contains up to nine sugar cubes. To this, nutritionist says, cannot measure by candy amount alone, still should look whole nutrition value.
Li yushan, a dietitian at Taiwan xinguang hospital, said that the amount of sugar in the cube is usually calculated for added sugar, but it is not suitable for rice, porridge and oats because of other nutrients.
Li said a bowl of porridge has about 30 grams of carbohydrates, which is the same as half a bowl of plain rice and six tablespoons of oatmeal. Compared to added sugar, which is just sugar, white rice, oatmeal and other foods contain tiny amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals and phytophines, which have different functions for the body. In addition, oats are a good source of dietary fiber. Li said a bowl of rice porridge, for example, has 0.2 grams of dietary fiber, but the same amount of oatmeal has 2.4 grams of dietary fiber. But she cautions that cereal is high in phosphorus and should not be eaten by people with kidney disease.
As for porridge with floss or oatmeal with floss, "sugar on sugar", li yushan says that three tablespoons of floss is the same as one serving of meat, and eating it for breakfast with carbohydrates, protein and oil is not really a problem. But she said the floss was still a processed product, with a lot of fat and sugar added to the process, and it would be nice if it could be replaced with eggs, cold tofu or sliced meat. In addition, she suggests adding a side dish of vegetables for a more balanced breakfast.