15 Foods That Are Secretly Wrecking Your Diet

Granola

2. Granola

Granola can be very good for you since it contains whole oats (which are capable of boosting cardiovascular health by helping to lower cholesterol levels).

Oats may even improve immune system function, aiding your body in the fight against invading bacteria and viruses.

However, granola also tends to be very high in calories, and is often prepared with large servings of butter or oil.

You may be shocked to learn that a typical serving of granola will provide you with 400 calories, which is more than a dieter should be eating at breakfast or lunch. The sugar content can be pretty high as well, contributing to unhealthy blood sugar spikes and hindering weight loss.

As a result, you must be vigilant with portion control when partaking of nutrient-rich granola, and once again try to forgo versions that add things like chocolate chips.

Further, check the consistency of your granola; if it is particular sticky and clumpy, then it probably contains more butter or oil than is necessary. Once you’ve chosen a relatively healthy granola, try to combine it with some fruit or low-calorie cereal in order to spread out calories and reduce the amount of granola you’re actually eating.

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