Is Au Bon Pain Superfood Blueberry Chia Hot Cereal (Medium) healthy?


By: Au bon pain

63
CQ SCORE

270
CALORIES PER SERVING

10
INGREDIENTS

SALT

LOW

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

HIGH

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 57.1
  • Fat 29.7
  • Protein 13.2

+ 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

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

Macronutrient Score

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

28.5/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 29.7%
Fat Quality: 56.9 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 57.1%
Carb Quality: 90.0 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 13.2%
Protein Quality: 100.0 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 1
Whole Carb Ingredients - 4

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

22.6/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 5.0/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, Sausage Biscuit with Egg
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.6/20.0
Plant score: 10.0/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 0.0

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

12.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

4 Processed Ingredients
6 Other Ingredients
1 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

10

INGREDIENTS

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Whole Rolled Oats

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Quinoa

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a plant of the goosefoot family found in the Andes, where it was widely cultivated for its edible starchy seeds prior to the introduction of Old World grains.

Puffed Amaranth

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Blueberries

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Blueberries are an edible fruit rich in manganese, vitamin C, vitamin K, and dietary fiber. In addition, blueberries are a rich source of phytonutrients including anthocyanins and other polyphenols.

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.

Sunflower Seeds

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The sunflower seed is the fruit of the sunflower. Sunflower seeds are more commonly eaten as a snack than as part of a meal. They can also be used as garnishes or ingredients in various recipes. The seeds may be sold as in-shell seeds or dehulled kernels. The seeds can also be sprouted and eaten in salads.

Chia Seeds

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a food rich in omega-3 fatty acids since the seeds yield 25–30% extractable oil, including α-linolenic acid.

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.

Sea Salt

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

270Kcal

13%

Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 90mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7.0g 28%
Sugars 1g
Estimated Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0.0mg 0%
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
Source:
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