2. Granola Bars
Everyone from your Mom to nutritionists the world over touted the granola bar as the answer to midday snacks. Packed full of those great grains in boxes featuring mountains, sunrises and smiley happy people.
Here’s the truth – granola bars are loaded with added sugars, which digest quickly and don’t satisfy hunger for long. Despite their marketing image, granola bars don’t offer much in the way of good nutrition. Avoid them for their high simple-carbohydrate count and the long ingredient list filled with difficult-to-pronounce words. Read the pack – you’ll quickly put it back on the shelf.