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Nutella Unmasked (And Two healthy Alternatives)

I’m not sure if anyone would believe me when I say, I’ve actually never tried Nutella in my life. That being said, I know it is incredibly popular, and often touted as being a healthy and tasty alternative for breakfast. A google search for recipes using Nutella resulted in 730,000 hits.

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Take a look at this deceptive advertisement for Nutella:

Yes, I admit that HAZELNUTS are healthy. See this infographic for a few of the health benefits:

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Despite the health benefits of hazelnuts, Nutella is NOT a healthy. So what exactly is in Nutella that makes it unhealthy? A recent article from mercola.com unmasks the truth about the ingredients in Nutella.

  • REFINED PALM OIL-While unrefined palm oil does have some health benefits, such as heart protection and cancer prevention, refined palm oil can cause some ill effects, including increased risk for cancer from chemicals used in refining
  • HIGH AMOUNTS OF SUGAR- Obviously, sugar is not part of a healthy diet, especially at breakfast. Sugar is HIGHLY addictive, and triggers the same opioids in the brain as cocaine.

Take a look at the photo below to see the amounts of each ingredient: (mostly sugar!)

If you enjoy Nutella, but don’t want the sugar or refined palm oil, here is an alternative recipe from mercola.com.

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This recipe is from Chocolate Covered Kate. The ingredients are listed below. You can find the directions HERE.

 

 

For the full article from mercola.com, follow this link: Nutella Unmasked: Ingredients in Nutella May Surprise You

About Tamara Hoerner (648 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

7 Comments on Nutella Unmasked (And Two healthy Alternatives)

  1. Great information. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Thanks for the info. 🙂🙂🙂

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  3. OMG!!! That’s a lot of sugar! I hate to admit it but I’m a fan of Nutella, guess I’ll have to start looking for alternatives.

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