On the back we find the nutritional information and the ingredients list. In the ingredients list, the food companies must list the ingredients in the order which has the most to least. For example, if we have dates as the first ingredient in the list, there are more dates than anything else in the product. Does that mean we have a healthy low sugar option? Perhaps not. Dates are a naturally sweet fruit and even if the front of the box says NO SUGAR ADDED, ALL NATURAL, there will be a lot of natural sugar in the food. If one is monitoring their sugar intake overall, it may be something to note, especially if diabetic or on a wellness protocol that encourages one to lessen their overall sugar intake. In the nutrition list, there will be the portion recommended. That can be deceiving as well. Do we really eat a 1/3 cup of granola? I haven't met anyone who has. So the calorie and nutrition data is for smaller portions than folks really consume. Added sugars are listed, but it also shows total sugars, natural or not. Be mindful of that.
If you cannot pronounce the words on the ingredients list, it may be chemical, artificial, additives, and/or preservatives. With the world wide web in your hand, look up the item on your smart phone. Knowledge is power.
Be your best, dear readers.