Health Food or Junk Food: KIND Pressed Bars

We all need a grab-and-go snack sometimes. Often, a granola bar is an easy choice because it can be eaten with one hand. It doesn't even have to be a clean hand because your hand will never touch it; just eat it straight from the wrapper.

But, there are a lot of different granola bar and granola-bar-like things on the market. Their status as health food or junk food varies.

Where do KIND Pressed Bars fit?

I'd call these a health food!
This is a health food because it is made up of only a few ingredients, all of which are healthy foods.

KIND's website lists 6 flavors: Apricot Pear Carrot Beet, Pineapple Coconut Chia, Pineapple Banana Kale Spinach, Mango Apple Chia, Cherry Apple Chia, and Strawberry Apple Chia.

Those aren't just the flavor names; those are the ingredients. The Mango Apple Chia flavored bar only contains mango, apples, and chia seeds.

Although I consider this to be a health food instead of a junk food, I still recommend eating it in moderation. An even healthier option would be to eat whole fruit.

One characteristic of a healthy diet is getting a variety of foods. So, while KIND Pressed bars can count as fruit, they shouldn't be the only source of fruit in your diet.


The information provided in this blog is not intended to replace individualized medical advice provided by your own doctor, dietitian, or other healthcare professional.
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