Piles of sugar? Dieticians say our fave breakfast is a massive no-go

We once thought swapping white toast for a bowl of granola was total health goals, but the more we learn about that crunchy golden goodness the more we find ourselves eyeing it suspiciously in the cereal aisle.

And any notions we may have had about switching it back from a weekend brunch to a daily dish – cos treat yourself, you know? – have been officially dashed after dietary experts reminded us that it contains enough sugar to be considered a dessert.

A dessert, ladies.

According to a report in The Independent, the original granola recipe created in 1863 by Dr. James Caleb Jackson bears no resemblance to the sugary concoction we know and love today.

Speaking to the New York Times, registered dietician, Cassie Bjork, highlighted the inconsistency which exists between the perception the public has of the foodstuff and the perception experts have.

"When I think of granola, I think of piles of sugar," she admitted when explaining why she has it listed as one of the main foods to skip on this year.

"It’s advertised as a healthy choice. But the reality is that it’s usually not," she added.

First gin and now granola – Can we have nothing?!

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