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Is Nutella Good For You?

Look where this ingredient is listed

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.

is Nutella good for you

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.

Here is today’s viewer question:

Question #1:

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.

Busting 5 Misleading Nutrition Label Claims

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.

Nutella nutrition facts and ingredients list

  • First ingredient: sugar

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.

why sugar makes us fat

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.

Nutella is not healthy

Stick to natural, one ingredient nut butters like almond butter.

Almond Butter vs. Peanut Butter: Which Is Healthier?

I guess this means we won’t be getting any sponsorships from Nutella in the future.


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  • What is your favorite nut butter?

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