How Much Nutella is Too Much?

Nutella is a sweet spread that is adored by lots of people all around the world. According to the Nutella website, the quantity of Nutella jars manufactured in just one year would be enough to circle the earth 1.8 times every year, with the total production weighing about 365,000 tons a year!

Folks are eating too much of it!

But how much Nutella can you eat without it being excessive?

Keep reading to find out! This short article will dig deeper into why it’s so much.

How Much is Too Much When It Comes to Nutella?

As a rule of thumb, one serving of nutella is enough for adults, and 1/2 serving is fine for kids. Yet, you may enjoy upto 2 servings if you nejoy nutella 2-3 times a week, anything more than it is too much.

However, when it comes to enjoying a delicious, creamy, and indulgent spread like Nutella, it becomes a bit complex to specify how much Nutella can be bad for you. 

For instance, taking one serving of Nutella with 200 calories, 22 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of fat daily may be safe for some but too much for others, so it becomes complex!

The amount of Nutella you can eat without harming your health depends on various factors. These factors include your age, weight, and lifestyle.

That being said, consuming multiple servings of Nutella in a single sitting or regularly eating more than one serving daily can increase your risk of adverse health consequences. 

It won’t kill you. 

But it can hurt your health. 

Let’s Break it Down.

We should examine its ingredients to determine how much Nutella you can eat. Let’s start with the basics. Nutella is made from palm oil, sugar, hazelnuts, skim milk, cocoa powder, and vanillin. 

A single serving of Nutella is 2 tablespoons (37 grams) and contains:

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 12 grams
  • Saturated fat: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 22 grams
  • Sugar: 21 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams

Nutella is drastically delicious and deliciously unhealthy!

Since the above-listed contents are about a single serving of Nutella, you must keep the listed facts about Nutella in view.

High in sugar

As you can see, the sugar content in Nutella is exceptionally high. It’s higher than most other spreads, which can contribute to various health issues. Generally, it’s advisable to consume Nutella in restraint as a treat, not as a staple.

This is why the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the daily amount of added sugar as follows:

  • For women: under 6 teaspoons or 24 grams
  • For men: under 9 teaspoons or 36 grams. 

Now, is taking Nutella daily justifiable?

NOT AT ALL!

High in calories and saturated fat

A single serving of Nutella contains about 200 calories, of which about 54% are from fat. Such a calorie-dense chocolaty treat can contribute to weight gain if consumed excessively. While hazelnuts and some of the oils in Nutella are relatively healthy, the spread also contains palm oil, which is high in saturated fat and has been linked to heart disease.

According to the American Heart Association, taking 13 grams of saturated fats daily is OK—a single serving of Nutella gives you 4 grams, which is pretty high, for you’ll also be consuming other foods.

Additives

Nutella contains several ingredients beyond basic chocolate and hazelnut flavors, including skimmed milk powder, whey powder, and lecithin. While these additives are generally safe, some people may prefer to avoid them for personal or dietary reasons.

Not a good source of nutrients

While Nutella contains some nutrients like hazelnuts, it is not a particularly nutrient-dense food. It is relatively low in protein and fiber, with much of its calorie content being sugar and fat rather than vitamins and minerals.

FAQs

Can too much Nutella make you gain weight?

Yes, eating too much Nutella can lead to weight gain. A single serving of Nutella has 200 calories which come from 12g of fat and 22g of carbohydrates; it can add up quickly if you eat large amounts of it.

Additionally, Nutella is high in sugar, with a single serving containing about 21 grams of sugar. Consuming too much sugar can contribute to weight gain and other health problems, especially if you don’t track calories.

It’s okay to enjoy Nutella as an occasional treat, but please be mindful of how much you’re consuming.

Conclusion

In conclusion, it can be difficult to stick to the recommended serving size of Nutella due to its deliciousness. However, it’s important to remember that Nutella is supposed to be eaten as a sweet snack. Eating 1 serving of Nutella occasionally is OK; eating it daily can make you gain weight, and over 2 servings a day can result in several health issues, which is too much!

So, the next time you’re craving Nutella, look back on this article. You’re good to go as long as you’re eating it in moderation!

Happy reading!

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Saba Akbar
Saba Akbar

Hello, I'm a culinary explorer and food writer with 25 years of home kitchen expertise. This blog is a treasure trove of my insights on global cuisine, cooking tips, and expert knowledge of kitchen tools.
Besides this, as a GERD survivor, I've transformed my passion for food into a quest for food's GERD-friendliness and healthiness. I believe what you eat shapes your internal environment—join me on this lifelong journey of taste and healthiness!

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