Health Food Discrepancies: Why Dietitians aren't a fan of granola bars

Health Food Discrepancies: Why Dietitians aren't a fan of granola bars

As a dietitian I often get asked about the latest food trends or what the best foods for a person to eat are. Society has set us up for this question. Between commuting, after work (or school) commitments, spending time with loved ones, hitting the gym and catching some zzzz's after a few episodes of Netflix, there is little time left to sit down and eat a meal. And food marketers are capitalizing on this time crunch, highlighting health claims (which are often questionable) on their package fronts. And so, I am not surprised when people want to get the 'best bang for their buck' while trudging through the grocery store aisles with the latest media headline replaying in their mind. 

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