A small pour of granola can add up to big repercussions in your diet. “Touted as a ‘health food,’ granola is often laced with as many as five different varieties of sugar plus added fats. This caloric breakfast food provides instant energy but results in an energy crash later and primes you to crave sweets throughout the rest of the day,” says Zuckerbrot. For the sake of your waist, it’s best to avoid this crunchy cereal all together. Though if you really have a hankering for it, break out those measuring cups! You’ll quickly find that a true one-fourth cup serving really isn’t that much food for all the sugar and calories you get.
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