Our expert says:
Both oats and ProNutro are excellent breakfast foods. It all depends on what you are trying to achieve when you chose the one or the other. Oats are rich in soluble dietary fibre which helps to lower cholesterol and according to the SA Glycemic Index & Load Guide, certain oats products such as Oats-so-easy, natural flavour by Jungle Oats has a low GI of 54. Other cooked oats porridges have a medium GI of approx. 58. ProNutro was designed to provide a complete balanced meal with added vitamins and nutrients. ProNutro, wholewheat, apple bake and original by Bokomo has a low GI of 43, while the original flavour has a GI of 55 when served with low-fat milk. Cooked oatmeal provides 274 kJ and 1.6 g of fat per 100g, while ProNutro wholewheat (dry powder) contains 1614 kJ and 7.7 g of fat per 100g or 484 kJ and 2.3 g of fat per 30 g portion. So you can actually eat either one of these breakfast foods and obtain positive nutritional advantages from both of them.
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