What are you eating for breakfast? Is it healthy? A healthy cereal should contain real food: whole grains, nuts, and/or dried fruits. It sounds simple but, when looking at labels, can be quite difficult to find. Many cereals start with these ingredients but then have many additives like sugar, genetically-modified corn and soy products, and salt. Sugars and other additives dilute not only prices but the quality of many “healthy” cereals in Supermarkets.
This table shows the sugar in some popular “healthy” cereals. When considering that 30% of what you are paying for is sugar, not only are they unhealthy, but a poor value.
|Recommended Serving||Sugar per Serving||% Sugar||Source of Sugar|
|Kashi GOLEAN Crunch||53g||13g||25%||Evaporated Cane Juice, Brown Rice Syrup, Honey|
|Kellogg’s Raisin Bran||59g||18g||31%||Raisins, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Invert Sugar|
|Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Crunch||27g||8g||30%||Sugar, Maltodextrin, Dextrose|
|Quaker Hearty Medley’s Banana Walnut||36g||12g||33%||Sugar, Brown Sugar|
|Evoke Athlete Fuel||41g||3g||7%||Raisins|