Are Scones Fattening? The Answer To Your Question

12 Scones All Nicely Arranged On A Tray, Now They Look Lovely But Are Scones Fattening?

Ah! Scones, as we are from the UK, there is nothing quite like taking tea and scones in the afternoon. We are sure you would agree, but are scones fattening? Must you wonder this before you enjoy them too much? We will find out now.

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As in this post, I will most certainly answer this rather serious question. If you are trying to lose that extra weight, that is.

Are Scones Fattening Or Not?

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We really ought not to be eating anything that will add to your waistline. No, we wish it to get smaller and not any more significant. I will list all that a person needs on scones.

 Therefore, you can better decide whether or not you wish to eat them when you are on the oh so important diet.

Are Scones Fattening? Here’s The Thing

Firstly, I will start by saying this. Most shop-bought scones contain no nutritional value whatsoever. They are what you can call empty calories. That means although they fill you up and are grand tasting. However,

With the number of calories you are eating, well, this would not be so bad if you were receiving some nutritional benefit in them. In other words, vitamins, and so on. But you will not be. You will be receiving a tiny amount, hence the word EMPTY.

The necessary ingredients of scones are these –

  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Flour
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Buttermilk

Whatever you do, do not think just because you buy a fancier scone from a store it will be of better quality. The ingredients may be of better quality than some of its other cheaper brands, but, the additives that it has merely will add to its calorific value.

But, Are Scones Bad For You?

What I say seems fair enough, I know, but are scones bad for you? Well, you must take for a quick example,  a cranberry and orange scone which you can purchase at the trendy “coffee house” Starbucks. Well, this “lovely snack” has no fewer than 490 calories.

Yes, you read that right, a massive 490 calories. And to make matters much worse, one-third of these calories come from the fats that are in it — over 160 calories of fat.

Now, admittedly, it does not take a smart person to work out. It is a fantastic food to eat. Especially if one is trying to diet, stay away from them., this is a definite NO-NO.

And, to add to the wrong things to say surrounding just how nasty they are for you, We shall add some more awful news. This fat, yes, the one which contains over one-third of the calories.

Well, wait for it. YES, it is the worst kind of fat that we can consume at any time, diet, or no diet. Therefore, are scones fattening, well, YES

Two Scones With Two Small Pots Of Jam Next To Them

If you read that post that we just linked in the sentence before this one, you will be able to understand some of the good fats and bad fats. And the fats contained in store-bought scones include the last type. Yes, the bad fats.

Are Scones Fattening Or Not?

You see, the way that we do scones now is different. However, the people who produce the scones have had to speed the process up. That is to guarantee mass production and also to create a longer shelf-life. Hence, they place in them all sorts of cheap cost ingredients.

They may taste pretty similar, but the ingredients are very different. The manufacturers use either partially or fully hydrogenated oils, which are the very cheap vegetable oil and animal fat, disgusting when you think about it.

So my advice, well, what I would without question suggest for you to do. That is to make your own, as that way you will know WHAT ingredients it contains.

As for the color of store-bought scone, this is because the manufacturers use refined white flour. They will bleach it, often with nasty chemicals. Which, let us face it, we do not want. BUT we should be aware of as the typical person knows nothing of this at all.

Are Scones Good For You? Well, Not Really, No

So now then, are scones good for you? No, as the point that I am getting at throughout the whole post is this, are scones fattening? Well, indeed, yes they are and no they are not suitable for you. At least, the store or coffee shop ones aren’t.

If you feel like TREATING yourself, please make sure that you find a good, healthy and above all TRADITIONAL RECIPE. And make your own so that you can keep an eye on precisely what it is you are eating.

You see, once you have got your diet under control. Then, all that you need to have is the other half of the solution. That is for your weight loss attempt to be a success. I am, of course talking about the exercise.

Please leave any comments or questions below, and I’ll reply within 24 hours.


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