KIND BARS- ARE THEY REALLY “KIND” TO YOUR HEALTH?

KIND bars bill themselves as being “healthy”, but the FDA recently issued a warning letter to the brand demanding them to stop using the label for several of its snack bars.

 

The flavors they have asked to remove this label off of is, KIND Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, KIND Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut, KIND Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein, and KIND Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew + Antioxidants.

 

The reasons why the FDA says these bars should be taken off the “healthy” list is because they have too much saturated fat for the “healthy” label. FDA regulations state that “healthy” products need to have less that 1 g of saturated fat per serving. The bars mentioned have 2.5-5 g of saturated fat per serving.

 

Next time you pick up a KIND bar, read the label, and decide on if it’s the healthy choice for you. sg

 

Reference: http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm440942.htm

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