On today’s #TBT episode of Live Lean TV, I’m answering a viewer question who asked, is Nutella good for you?
Before I share my quick thoughts, this is a post from our #TBT Q&A series.
Every Thursday, we will be uploading one #TBT question to our YouTube channel, from our old #LLTV Q&A series that I filmed in 2012.
What is your take on Nutella? Is Nutella good for you, or is it just clever marketing?
First thing I always look at when I’m analyzing if a food is healthy or not, is the ingredients list.
Don’t listen or read the hype that food marketers put on the food labels.
Always look at the ingredients.
The ingredients list does not lie.
So I took a picture of a Nutella bottle while I was in the grocery store.
By the way, if I don’t have Nutella in my house, it might be a very good hint for what I’m about to say.
But lets first look at the Nutella ingredients list.
Based on this, I don’t even need to go any further with my analysis.
In other words, when sugar is the first ingredient in a processed food, you really don’t even need to look at the calories, or anything else.
This applies to any food, not just Nutella.
If sugar is listed as the first ingredient in any food, it should not be a staple in your house.
Also, I have seen these Nutella commercials, and I cringe every time I see them.
It’s sad that parents are deceived into feeding their kids Nutella, because they think Nutella is healthy.
Do not eat Nutella because you think it is healthy.
Stick to natural, one ingredient nut butters like almond butter.
I guess this means we won’t be getting any sponsorships from Nutella in the future.
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