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10 surprising things you should never eat for breakfast

INSIDER Logo By Melina Glusac of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 9:  As is the case with most processed foods, checking the ingredient list is essential - and this couldn't be truer for granola bars. Many bars are a good source of protein, but it's where nutrients like this come from that matters.  According to Taub-Dix, "If [the fat is] coming from nuts, then that would be a good source of fat. If the grains that are in that bar are whole grains, versus the carbs coming from sugar, then that would be something more positive." Good alternative: Unprocessed oats, or KIND bars.

Granola bars are often just as bad as candy bars.

As is the case with most processed foods, checking the ingredient list is essential - and this couldn't be truer for granola bars.

Many bars are a good source of protein, but it's where nutrients like this come from that matters.

According to Taub-Dix, "If [the fat is] coming from nuts, then that would be a good source of fat. If the grains that are in that bar are whole grains, versus the carbs coming from sugar, then that would be something more positive."

Good alternative: Unprocessed oats, or KIND bars.

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