Deceptive Labeling: Pop-Tarts – Oubre Medical

Deceptive Labeling: Pop-Tarts

I loved Pop-Tarts as a kid!  They were so easy to grab and go for breakfast as you headed to the bus or you could pop in the toaster on weekends when you had extra time.  They are low in saturated fat, made with real fruit and all things considered, low in sodium.  It even states on the box that they are a good source of three B vitamins which sounds much more delicious than taking a B vitamin every morning. 
Unfortunately, the beautiful box and yummy contents don’t pack much of a nutritional punch.  In actuality, those pop-tarts are filled with anti-nutrients starting with artificial colors and flavors which can create all kinds of reactions in your (or your child’s body).  High fructose corn syrup and refined flour are nothing more than a quick sugar fix followed by a sugar crash which leaves your liver and adrenals reeling.  It’s been said that often the box is more nutritious than the contents and Pop-tarts definitely fall into that category.  Parents, feel good as you  help your children’s overall health by not stocking the pantry with Pop-tarts.

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