By LFTO Answers Team
23 January 2008 17:29
Why are Jaffa Cakes so good as food for hill-walks?
By Trail magazine
Hill-walking wonder-snack the Jaffa Cake has finally been granted official dictionary word status by Oxford University Press, defined as ‘A sponge biscuit with an orange-flavoured jelly filling and chocolate topping’. Nutritionist Priya Tew explains how this unique set of features combine to give you an unrivalled energy boost.
This is what makes the Jaffa Cake a better hill-walking snack than a normal biscuit – its sponge base provides instant energy while remaining virtually fat-free.
The sugar in the jelly gives you an almost instant post-walk energy hit. Two Jaffa Cakes make the ideal snack to help refuel your muscles’ energy stores.
McVities coats the Jaffa Cake in dark rather than milk chocolate, which not only reduces their fat content but also contains flavanoids, antioxidants that are good for your heart and help your body fight cell destroying free-radicals.