If we ask for a healthy biscuit and suitable for all audiences, it is clear that the classic biscuit Maríe would be the winner par excellence. In all its brands and alternatives, this biscuit recipe is the one commonly associated with healthy breakfast and snack. But are the traditional “cookies Mary” really a good choice?
Since ancient times, where they were already used as an ingredient in many infant formula, until nowadays, this type of cookies could be said to be one of the most consumed in both the children’s sector and in older people.
Even it is very common to recommend its consumption , by physicians, in all types of diets and regimens, as they are usually associated with the idea of a healthy type of cookie and that fits into a balanced diet. Who has never heard: “the best biscuits …. the Maria”
Analyzing the famous “cookie Mary”
If we take a look at the nutritional table offered by these traditional cookies, we can draw a clear conclusion: neither are they the healthiest, nor are they directly the best nutritional option.
In addition to the amount of sugar incorporated, enemy No. 1 at risk of hypertension, (about 25g / 100g), well above the values that contain other less famous cookies, include the use of palm fat in many of these preparations , an option that, as we saw in one of our last post about Palm oil: the secondary actor that accompanies the “villain of sugar” , turns it into an unsuitable cookie alternative.
Of course, these types of cookies are nutritionally better than many other alternatives (there are always less advisable options), but thanks to the fact that nowadays it is absolutely mandatory to include the origin of the oils used in the elaboration of these products, we have the advantage of being able to choose really healthy options and that are not elaborated from this type of saturated fats so not recommended.
Forget about myths: Choosing the healthiest cookie option is at your fingertips!