Just because something claims to be healthy or nutritious doesn’t mean that you should go ahead and eat it without taking a closer look at the nutritional value. Many snacks claiming to be low in fat are packed with sugar and many claiming to be ‘low calorie’ are filled with crap preservatives that will leave you hungrier than before. 

Companies unloading this junk make tons of money every year off of customers who don’t take the time to really look at what’s in their food and it’s nutritional quality. Just because something claims to be one thing doesn’t mean it’s good for you – It’s like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Here is an ad I saw this morning:

Ya what they don’t tell you is that their oats are blended with a bunch of other ingredients that you don’t find in the oats in your cupboard:

“Whole grain rolled oats, brown sugar, food starch-modified, salt, natural flavor (plant source), barley malt extract, caramel color”

And that’s just the oats. I’m pretty sure I don’t put any of that extra crap in mine in the morning when I make it. Then they add cream and fruit and claim that it’s good for you. Here is what is in their ‘fruit blend’:

Dried sweetened cranberries (sugar, cranberries), California raisins, golden raisins, sunflower oil, sulfur dioxide

The fact that sugar is listed before cranberries should be a major warning sign. Anytime sugar is near the top of the ingredient list run away.

Here is the calorie breakdown for you:

Seriously…32g of sugar is healthy!?!? Hell a Mr. Big bar has less than that. That in itself should tell you something. 

Sigh… what people will put in their mouths for the sake of convenience. Seriously though, oatmeal takes all of 2 minutes to prepare. Is your health not worth that extra bit of time? It would actually probably take less time to make it than to stop at McDonald’s and order it. 

Be smart and know what you’re putting into your body. Our food fuels us and eating that crap is not going to get you very far. Look into the nutritional value of anything claiming to be healthy, if it’s coming from a fast food place you can bet there are going to be a ton of added ingredients your body can do without.

McDonald’s Supposedly ‘Healthy’ Oatmeal

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