Tons of food companies are using the words “natural” or “organic” in their marketing to convince consumers that their products are healthy.
Nutritional needs are different for everyone, kids and men obviously can eat more calories, so some of these products are good for someone with a bigger calorie bank, but if you are trying to lose weight you really need to watch your sugar.
Although many granolas provide us with lots of nutrients they can also be very dense in calories and sugar.
Natures Path Organic Granola
¾ cup serving
sugar 10 grams
Yogurt is an awesome way to get protein and some probiotics, however it’s one of the worst sugar offenders! Buy plain and add a small amount of natural sweetener like honey or agave.
Liberte Lemon Yogurt
¾ cup serving
sugar 23 grams!!! (That’s the same as haagen dazs icecream)
A fruit smoothie at home made with nut milk and protein powder is a great meal replacement, but the ones sold at food chains are packed with sweetened yogurt and juice, major sugar offenders.
Booster Juice Strawberry Sunshine
Sugar 26.5 grams!!!
Basically a power bar is a dressed up chocolate bar, in fact they usually have more calories then a chocolate bar.
PowerBar Performance Energy
Sugar 29 grams!
Dried fruit is actually one of the highest foods on the glycemic index, so unless you plan on running a marathon stay away!
Just 1/3 of a cup
32 grams of sugar! (now the granola doesn’t look so bad…)