A lot of people wonder if Nutella is a healthy choice. Let’s take a look at the ingredients and find out if this popular spread is something you should be eating.
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Is Nutella healthy? This is a question that we get asked a lot here at Healthy Food Guide and one that seems to be on a lot of people’s minds. After all, Nutella is marketed as a breakfast food and many of us grew up eating it on toast or adding it to our porridge.
Nutella’s Nutritional Information
Here is a list of Nutella’s nutritional information per 100g serving:
-Saturated Fat: 10g
While Nutella does have some nutritional value, it is mostly sugar and fat. Additionally, since it is made from hazelnuts, it may not be suitable for people with nut allergies.
Is Nutella Healthy for You?
Is Nutella healthy for you? The answer is complicated.
On one hand, Nutella is made with sugar and unhealthy palm oil. It also contains cocoa, which has some health benefits. However, the sugar and fat content in Nutella cancel out any positive effects of the cocoa.
In other words,Nutella is not a healthy food. If you eat it regularly, it can contribute to weight gain and unhealthy blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, Nutella is not a good choice for you.
That said, a little bit of Nutella occasionally is not going to harm you. Just be sure to balance it out with healthy foods the rest of the day.
The Bottom Line
So, is Nutella healthy? While it’s not the epitome of a health food, it can certainly be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet. Keep in mind that a serving size is just two tablespoons, and it’s easy to mindlessly eat more than that. If you do choose to indulge, try to pair it with some fresh fruit or whole-wheat toast for a more balanced snack.