Is Chick-Fil-A Multigrain Oatmeal (+ Toppings) healthy?


By: Chick-Fil-A

52
CQ SCORE

290
CALORIES PER SERVING

20
INGREDIENTS

SALT

LOW

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

HIGH

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 65.1
  • Fat 32.2
  • Protein 2.6

+ Good Source of Fiber - the USDA cites fiber as underconsumed nutrient of public health concern

+ Carbohydrate to Fiber Ratio Under 10:1 - lower rate is an effective measure of healthfulness

- Contains Added Sugars- the American Heart Association recommends no more than 24g daily for women and 36g for men

Macronutrient Score

Are the proteins, fats, and carbs in this food from the best sources?

24.8/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 32.2%
Fat Quality: 64.8 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 65.1%
Carb Quality: 73.2 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 2.6%
Protein Quality: 85.7 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 2
Whole Carb Ingredients - 7

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

25.1/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 6.9/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 11.2/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 0.6

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

2.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

9 Processed Ingredients
11 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

20

INGREDIENTS

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Steel Cut Oats

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Steel-cut oats, also called pinhead oats, coarse oatmeal, or Irish oatmeal are groats of whole oats which have been chopped into two or three pieces. Steel-cut oats have a lower glycemic index than instant oatmeal, causing a smaller insulin spike when consumed.

Rolled Oats

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Rolled oats, also known as old fashioned oats, are whole grain and produced through steaming oat groats then rolling them into flakes to help the oats cook faster and stay fresh longer. This process stabilizes the healthy oils in the oats.

Brown Sugar

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

unrefined or partially refined sugar.

Contains 2% Or Less Of Flaxseed

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Buckwheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Whole Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Wheat flour is a powder made from the grinding of wheat used for human consumption. More wheat flour is produced than any other flour.

Salt

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride. Salt is essential for animal life, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. In general, Americans should limit daily sodium consumption to 2,300 milligrams, but this is an upper safe limit, not a recommended daily allowance.

Cranberries

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Fresh cranberries are a hard and bitter fruit. About 95% of cranberries are processed and used to make cranberry juice and sauce. They are also sold dried and sweetened.

Sugar P RG S

Sugar

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

The generalized name for sweet, short-chains of soluble carbohydrates. The world produced about 168 million tonnes of sugar in 2011. The average person consumes about 24 kilograms (53 lb) of sugar each year (33.1 kg in industrialised countries), equivalent to over 260 food calories per person, per day. New FDA nutrition facts labels recommend no more than 50g of added sugars per day. Potential negative health effects of excess sugar consumption include addiction, Alzheimer's disease, changes in blood glucose levels, cardiovascular disease, hyperactivity, obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.

Sunflower Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Sunflower oil is derived from the seeds of the sunflower plant and is commonly used in processed foods. Modern Western diets typically have ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 in excess of 10 to 1, some as high as 30 to 1, partly due to sunflower oil which has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 1:0. The optimal ratio is thought to be 4 to 1 or lower.

Contains Sulfur Dioxide As A Preservative

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Wild Blueberries

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Malic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a crystalline acid present in unripe apples and other fruits.

Canola Oil

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Canola oil is produced from the rapeseed plant, the third-largest source of vegetable oil in the world. The "Can" part stands for Canada and "ola" refers to oil. Canola oil is low in saturated fat and contains both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in a ratio of ~2:1 as well as monounsaturated fat.

Natural Flavor

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

The FDA requires the term natural flavor or natural flavoring be applied for any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof.

Red Tart Cherries

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Walnuts

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Walnuts provide rich content (more than 19% of the Daily Value or DV) of several dietary minerals, particularly manganese at 163% DV, and B vitamins. Unlike most nuts that are high in monounsaturated fatty acids, walnut oil is composed largely of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Modern Western diets typically have ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 in excess of 10 to 1. Walnuts are a good source of harder to find omega-3s at an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of ~4.5:1 and . The optimal ratio is thought to be 4 to 1 or lower.

Roasted Almonds

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Roasted Almonds description to be updated

Pecans

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The pecan is a species of hickory native to Mexico and the southcentral and southeastern regions of the United States.

Cinnamon

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from tree bark. It is high in manganese and antioxidants providing significant nutrition for few calories. Consuming more than 1 1/4 teaspoons of common cassia (Chinese) cinnamon may cause negative side effects such as difficulty breathing and increased heart rate particularly in people with liver disease.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

290Kcal

14%

Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 70mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%
Sugars 20g
Estimated Added Sugars 4g 13%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 30mcg 2%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 4%
Calcium 60mg 6%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
1) Daily values adapted from new nutrition label that manufacturers must comply with by July 2018, found in the Food and Drug Administration�s Final Rule �Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels,� pages 903�906 with the exception of added sugars and sodium based on American Heart Association recommendations
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Micronutrient Profile of Comparable Product
Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg - 163g - 507Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 21mg 5%
Potassium 269mg 4%
Phosphorus 494mg 49%
Zinc 2mg 11%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 2mg 11%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.5mg 33%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 35%
Niacin 5mg 24%
VitaminB6 0.2mg 10%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 1mcg 17%
Choline N/A
VitaminK N/A N/A