The Truth Of Atta Maggie & Oats Maggie: Are Those Truly The Healthy Substitutes?
So you think Maggie is unhealthy? Well, anything in excess is, however in relatively smaller portions as well? Let’s see.
When food is labeled as "unhealthy," it's easy for many people to think of it as something to avoid. But no food, even those that are considered unhealthy, are inherently unhealthy. The problem with these foods is when they're eaten in excess and they aren't paired with healthy options. This is why it's so important to make sure you're eating a range of different foods, including healthy ones.
It is the hub of saturated carbs and fats, but having some from time to time doesn’t make a huge difference. It is, however, to satisfy our cravings, products like atta maggie and oats maggie are out in the market.
These instant noodles claim to be healthy and, apparently, carry some nutritional benefits as per the brand.
But the question is, are they truly healthy? These products aim to be the substitute for the regular masala maggie, of which the noodles are made of all-purpose flour, a.k.a maida.
Have you ever thought, what if it’s all just a game that they’re playing with their target audience’s minds? Read ahead to know more.
Inside Maggie, Here’s The Truth
Are you thinking of comparing the nutritional values of atta and oats maggie to everyone’s all-time favorite masala Maggie?
Here they are:
1) Atta Maggie
1 packet of Atta Maggie, when paired with the spice mix, holds 314 calories, 46 grams of carbs, 12 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein.
2) Oats Maggie
1 packet of Oats Maggie, when paired with the spice mix, holds 323 calories, 46 grams of carbs, 12.5 grams of fat, and 6 grams of protein.
3) Masala Maggie
Well, this one is going to surprise you big time. 1 packet of masala Maggie with the spice mix carries 306 calories, 44.5 grams of carbs, 11 grams of fat, and 7 grams of protein.
However, if you notice, the calories, carbs, and fat value are more deficient in the regular maggie than the much acclaimed ‘healthy version.’
What does this tell you?
To us, it seems like a play with human psychology since it has nothing else except a hype that proves the other versions of maggie are healthier when in reality, they aren’t.
A Little About The Brand And These Variants
Maggie is a trendy choice of noodles owned by Nestlé and is doing pretty well worldwide. In fact, for many, it is the first and foremost choice of noodles, vegetable stock, and soups. The brand has different flavours and variants worldwide, but these three are the most trending ones in India.
Our favourite masala Maggie has been in the market for the longest, followed by atta maggie and oats maggie. Earlier, there wasn’t much demand for the atta Maggie. However, after maggie’s controversy when the brand made a return, they branded the wheat version as a healthy one, right when people were bothered about their diet.
After a good response on the healthy version, maggie went ahead with the oats version they claimed was great in fiber.
Moment Of Truth: How Good Are The Alternatives?
In simpler terms, maggie maggie hoti hai! It doesn’t matter whether it is atta or oats; the instant noodles and their variants are somewhat the same nutrition-wise. Given that we have maggie occasionally or in smaller quantities as compared to our average diet, some additional 1-2g of fiber wouldn’t be a game changer. In fact, the regular masala maggie’s nutritional values seem to be way better than the much advertised ‘healthier version.’
The idea and thought of healthy Maggie noodles is nothing but a hoax; none of this is true. It is a way the brand engages its audience, and it has worked quite successfully.
We opt for a healthier version to satisfy our appalling taste buds and have a lesser amount of guilt. But in reality, there is nothing like healthy instant noodles; you don’t have maggie every day in either case. So have any maggie you like occasionally without pouring the liquid of guilt; it isn’t going to make a difference!