Be Careful Which Breakfast Cereals Your Kids Eat

October 4, 2008

Consumer Reports Health has issued a warning on many popular cereals, revealing that severl of them that kids consume daily are loaded with sugar...Boston (ChattahBox) – Consumer Reports Health has issued a warning on many popular cereals, revealing that severl of them that kids consume daily are loaded with sugar.

It is important for parents to pay attention to the report, set to be published in the November issue of Consumer Reports.

The report looked at 27 different brands of cereal, and found that 11 were loaded with sugar, as much as a glazed doughnut in just one serving.

Cereals which were found to have more than 50% sugar by weight included Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, Kraft Foods Inc’s Post Golden Crisp, as well as others.

Other cereals loaded with sugar included Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, and Cocoa Krispies.

Cereal has been touted as a great source of carbs, vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc, but not with this much sugar.

The cereals which rated the best were General Mills’ Cheerios, Kix, Honey Nut Cheerios, as well as Quaker Oats’ Life.


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