So Nutella has been in the news just recently and apparently it causes’s cancer!
Sounds abit like the whole red meat scandal from a while back doesn’t it?
Don’t panic though peeps because it all isn’t as bad as the press makes out because the studies were performed on rats (not humans), so to say Nutella will 100% give us cancer is abit far stretched.
Now the article/study mainly focus’s on the consumption of palm oil and more specifically a compound call glycidol ester (GE) which is apparently bad news from animal studies.
(It can cause damage to DNA and then cause cancer).
As adults though, we have such a variety through our diets so the odd bit of Nutella here and there will do no harm but what is interesting is that babies are at a much higher risk because baby formulas contain GE.
Babies don’t have a varied diet though because all they drink through their early stages is milk, so when we think about it, they are at a higher risk.
So in a nutshell (see what I did there), Nutella is absolutely fine to consume within a varied diet that is full of un-processed food (vegetables, fruit, good sources of protein etc).
Common sense tells us though that we shouldn’t be eating Nutella every day of the week so maybe limit it to once or twice a week when you treat yourself to some cheeky pancakes.
Ps. The full report can be found here: https://examine.com/nutrition/does-nutella-cause-cancer/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=insiders011917&utm_medium=insiders