Hot off the presses: A look at the pros and cons of Planters NUT-rition Digestive Health Mix and Muscle Milk

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    Jul 24, 2008 8:33 PM GMT
    Beware calories in digestive aid and muscle builder

    Re: Planters NUT-rition
    The consumer wishing to avoid added sugars will see that this product has four sources of added sugars: sugar, brown sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and molasses. While nuts and dried fruits are healthy in moderation, these foods would need to be limited to 1-2 ounces daily because of the relatively high calorie content: 150 calories per ounce. Most sedentary adults need only about 1,800 to 2,400 calories daily, so a few handfuls of this snack would contribute a large number of calories, says Johnson. The serving size here is 1 ounce, or one-eighth of the container. With 150 calories per serving, it is important to portion wisely and not just snack out of the container, because the calories can add up fast. In addition, this product alone is not enough to promote healthy digestion: We need a fiber-rich diet, plenty of water and exercise to get the best effects.

    Re: The ever popular Muscle Milk
    "Research has shown that when drunk after exercise, a glass of regular low-fat chocolate milk promotes muscle recovery and growth similar to the recommendations and claims of this product...."
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    Jul 25, 2008 12:31 PM GMT

    Some of my best friends are supplementers, I am not. I just don't see the need for it, and at the same time I am not trying to be some huge muscle man. Anyway a nutritionist had advised me that most supplements out there are useless and what you get from them you can easily get from the right diet!