Are RXBARs Healthy? 8 Things You Should Know

Most protein bars are full of processed ingredients: Vegetable oils, sugar, protein isolate, and more. In contrast, RXBARs list their simple ingredients in big letters on the front of the package. But are these bars actually healthy when you dig into the details? RXBARs are made primarily of healthy, whole-food ingredients. They are generally free … Read more

Are Quest Chips Healthy? 6 Things You Should Know

Is it possible to find tortilla chips that actually fit your macros? And if so, are they good for your long-term health, too? Today, let’s take a look at Quest Protein Chips to see if they’re worth the hype they often receive. Quest Chips are high in protein and low in carbs. They contain some … Read more

Are Multi-Grain Cheerios Healthy? 7 Things You Should Know

Some “multigrain” foods are a bit of a scam. They get associated with whole grains, but some of them are actually a blend of processed grains. Others just have a bunch of added sugar. So today let’s look at Multi-Grain Cheerios specifically: Are they healthy? Multi-Grain Cheerios are made with five different whole grains, so … Read more

Are Uncrustables Healthy? 6 Things You Should Know

For decades, parents have been trying to get their kids to eat the crust of their sandwiches. Eventually, someone comes along and makes Uncrustables—premade sandwiches without crust. Now the question is: Are they healthy? Uncrustables are not the healthiest way to eat a sandwich. They have processed flour, vegetable oil, and at least 5 grams … Read more

Is Sugar-Free Red Bull Healthy? 12 Things You Should Know

Sugar is bad, right? So making something “Sugar Free” must be an improvement, right? Well, not necessarily. Today, let’s take a look at Red Bull Sugarfree to see if this drink is actually healthy or not. Red Bull Sugarfree has the artificial sweetener aspartame, which studies have linked to increased risk of cancer, heart disease, … Read more

Is Diet Dr Pepper Healthy? 9 Things You Should Know

You’ve probably heard at least once that “diet sodas are even worse than regular.” But sometimes, those kinds of headlines can be sensational and over-generalized. Today, let’s look specifically at one diet soda, Diet Dr Pepper, and try to determine: Is it healthy? Diet Dr Pepper contains the artificial sweetener aspartame, which studies have linked … Read more

Is Gatorade Zero Healthy? 14 Things You Should Know

Whenever you see foods or drinks that are “sugar free,” it’s worth checking the details. Often, the replacement ingredients are even worse for you than sugar. Today, we’ll take a look at Gatorade Zero and ask the question: Is Gatorade Zero actually healthy? Gatorade Zero is a sugar-free, caffeine-free sports drink that helps to replenish … Read more

Are Ritz Crackers Healthy? 8 Things You Should Know

Have you heard that Switzerland banned Ritz Crackers? It’s actually true. And today, I’m digging into the details of Ritz to give you the full story… Not just in terms of Switzerland, but to answer this much bigger question: Are Ritz Crackers healthy? Ritz Crackers are not the healthiest snack. The first ingredient is processed … Read more

Is Weetabix Healthy? 9 Things You Should Know

I’ve been hooked on Weetabix cereal ever since I visited England five years ago. The texture is unlike anything I had growing up, and it can be eaten so many ways. But is this healthy-looking cereal actually good for you? Weetabix is made from whole grain wheat, which gives it more fiber than most cereals. … Read more