Of course it’s always better to eat unprocessed foods like Oatmeal with Nuts or raisins in it or eggs with vegetables… but that’s not why I decided to make this!
It’s very clear that the breakfast cereal companies will always choose to put up misleading information on the front of their boxes.
They will claim one thing and then it turns out to be another, who would have thought it would get so political (aka the lies)
I think the worse thing of all though is the young children who are marketed to, with these sugary boxes of nutritional nothingness.
They always seem to have cartoon characters & bright colours to lure them in, which leads to them nagging their parents to put it in the shopping cart.
Which is why I think it’s important to make better choices when looking to purchase breakfast cereals. What’s one more child who’s become obese or ends up with type two diabetes to them?
But if it is your child I am sure it will mean something to you, so without further ado here are those tips.
Limit Sugar – Aim to choose a breakfast cereal that contains less than 5g of sugar per serving (Read the food label).
Which of course will tell you how much sugar it contains.
High fibre- Breakfast cereals that contain at least 3g of fibre are excellent choice.
What you’ll find though when you become more observant, is that there are loads of
“ High in fibre cereals” that have way more than just 3g, which is optimal.
Read The Ingredient List- Ignore the health claims on the front of the box, and you make sure to check the ingredient list yourself.
The first two or three ingredients are the most important, as the product contains the most of these.
However, food manufactures are very sneaky and often use tricks to hide the amount of sugar that’s really in them.
If the sugar is listed in lots of other names then it’s most likely very high in sugar.
DID YOU KNOW? There are 56 other names for sugar (Below) all credit to women’s health.
Making the healthy choice to eat better in the mornings does not have to be stressful.
I really hope this helps you the next time you’re out shopping for cereal!
Of course once again if you have any thoughts or questions then please leave a comment.
Until next time ciao 🙂
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