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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:


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 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

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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, follow this link: Nutella Unmasked: Ingredients in Nutella May Surprise You

About Tamara Hoerner (1261 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes β€œGood, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

7 Comments on Nutella Unmasked (And Two healthy Alternatives)

  1. Great information. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Thanks for the info. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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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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