Should You Eat Granola On A Low-Carb Diet?

Granola can vary widely in nutrition makeup,” Kris Sollid, RD, senior director of nutrition communications at the International Food Information Council Foundation, told POPSUGAR. For example, “some varieties have more fiber than others, so be sure to read the label carefully.” If you’re following a low-carb diet, choosing foods with high levels of dietary fiber can help keep your blood sugar stable and slow digestion, ultimately curbing cravings. Fiber also helps you stay within your daily limit for net carbs. (Net carbs are calculated by subtracting fiber from your total carb count.)

You’ll also need to inspect the label for added sugars, as they can quickly prevent granola from fitting into your low-carb lifestyle. “Use the nutrition facts label to compare products and, as often as you can, choose the one that is higher in fiber and lower in added sugars,” Kris said. Continue reading…