Some breakfast cereals currently being marketed to U.S. children are more than half sugar by weight, according to Consumer Reports.
A single serving of 11 popular cereals, including Kellogg's Honey Smacks, can carry as much sugar as a glazed doughnut. And some brands have even more sugar and sodium when formulated for the U.S. market than the same brands have when sold in other countries.
Post's Golden Crisp and Kellogg's Honey Smacks are both more than 50 percent sugar by weight, while nine brands are at least 40 percent sugar.
Whole Body Healing Center's Take on this Issue:
I used to be a big fan of eating cereal when I was much younger. Today I don't eat cereal at all. There isn't much nutritional value in cereal these days even the high fiber cereals don't do the trick. They have too much processed carbohydrates that affect the blood sugar levels. Even the milk that most of us eat cereal with isn't good for the body.
What Makes a healthy Breakfast:
My recommendation for a healthy breakfast would be fresh fruit or a fresh vegetable juice. Even eating free range eggs for your protein isn't a bad option either. Keep it fresh and clean and try to eliminate the grains for breakfast. I also like drinking 2 cups of water each morning to start off the day. Eliminate the coffee will be a great start for a healthy morning.