Ask joefitness: “How healthy is nutella is for you?”
If you have never seen or tasted nutella, it is a choclatey mixture of hazelnuts that you’ll find in the peanut butter section of the grocery store. So is it good for you?
Nutella main ingredients are sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk, and whey. It’s never a good sign when sugar is listed as the first ingredient of any nutrition label, so red flag number one. Also, palm oil is an ingredient that you see in many processed foods, red flag number two. Red flag number three isn’t the contents but the way in which it’s consumed.
Here’s what I mean: How often do you just eat one serving of peanut butter (2 tablespoons)? Normally you gouge the butter knife into the jar and slather your bread with hearty heap of peanut buttery goodness. Well Nutella is no different, especially if it tastes like chocolate! So the servings are very deceptive, and that is not a good thing.
Nutella may contain healthy hazelnuts, but nearly half of the contents is sugar and saturated fat. So joefitness says eat this food in high moderation!
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