Thursday, December 8, 2011

Start Your Day Out the Right Way

Not all breakfast's are created alike!  
Starting your day with this much cereal will only cause a sugar crash hours later.  

10 Worst Children’s Cereals
Based on percent sugar by weight
1.) Kellogg’s Honey Smacks55.6%
2.) Post Golden Crisp51.9%
3.) Kellogg’s Froot Loops Marshmallow48.3%
4.) Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s OOPS! All Berries46.9%
5.) Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Original44.4%
6.) Quaker Oats Oh!s44.4%
7.) Kellogg’s Smorz43.3%
8.) Kellogg’s Apple Jacks42.9%
9.) Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries42.3%
10.) Kellogg’s Froot Loops Original41.4%

Some cereals are better than others. Nutrition expert Marion Nestle recommends:
  1. Cereals with a short ingredient list (added vitamins and minerals are okay).
  2. Cereals high in fiber.
  3. Cereals with little or no added sugars (added sugars are ingredients such as honey, molasses, fruit juice concentrate, brown sugar, corn sweetener, sucrose, lactose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup and malt syrup).
Among the best simple-to-prepare breakfasts for children are fresh fruit and high-fiber, lower-sugar cereals. Better yet, pair fruit with homemade oatmeal.

1 comment:

Marissa said...

SO SO glad Lucky Charms didn't make the list! I love Lucky Charms!