Granola's health aura is longstanding. Gans admits that some choices are better than others. It's crucial to examine granola labels to see if they're full of added sugars or heart-healthy fiber.
. Some gluten-free cookies are less nutritious because manufacturers add additional sugar and/or fat to make up for the flavor and texture changes from gluten-free flours.
Pankonin says baking fat adds flavor and texture. “Removing fat from a cookie or muffin recipe often replaces it with sugar, which will increase calories and leave you unsatisfied.”
“This is not a ‘NEVER’ food, but not all bars are equal. Gans warns that snack bars may include too many calories and protein.
Plant-based beverages may not be right for you unless you have a dairy allergy, adds Pankonin. “Many plant-based beverages contain less protein and more sugar than vitamin D and A-fortified cow's milk.
Those green-colored ‘spinach’ wraps may appear healthy—after all, they're green—but they usually contain very little veggie and are no more nutritious than other refined wheat wraps.