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How to Pick a Healthy Breakfast Cereal

Watch Out for these Breakfast Cereal Scams

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9/15/2014 10:46:46 AM

IRISHEI's SparkPage
I do eat Cheerios and Kashi go lean and Shredded wheat, also oatmeal that I cook on the stove. So I am glad that I am doing that. I will start to watch for the list of ingredients as far as 5 fiber at least and less than 5 gr of sugar.
Thanks for the good article. Very helpful.
Irish Ei
MTNMOM76
8/16/2014 10:24:17 AM

I'm with you non-cereal, eat proteins people (raisin bran if you have to or plain mini wheats w/ fresh fruit)...I have 4 children 37, can't loose birth weight years later, no time soccer mom. High financial and time stress. New job. etc. I have paid $200-$300 on every MLM shake and pills sceam (3 no named co's) to make $ and loose wt. First 3 wks wkd then wt came back. It's lifestyle, 3hr alarm on my cell ph to eat, bc I forget and the day goes w/o eating. Protein shakes for at least one meal a must. And, wk/out at least 3days/wk or you'll stop all together. Sugar is the enemy of women especially! Our waste and thighs and energy are how we way our worth and make us feel fat ( it determines our clothing size). 5' 3'' makes me short and pounds show. With 4 kids I have to have energy and don't want to be unhealthy-dr visit lifestyle-grandmother someday like my 2 grandmother's who are only in their 60's. SO, reading labels part of the job now. Good snacks are key and good fresh meals. Cucumbers, tomatoes, banana peppers w/ light watering grow like crazy here in NC and FL my home state and black berrys and blueberry's can grow crazy. Just go Lowes n buy them and plant DONE. its' too expensive to buy and chemicals on the dirty dozen. SO save yourself and your kids. HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE and encouraging and realistic.
REDRIVRRED
8/4/2014 9:01:41 AM

There is Uncle Sam, a flax cereal sold at most grocers, plain puffed wheat, rice, millet or corn. Don't forget plain shredded wheat bicuits- not the tiny ones with sugar but the big.
Onesan made by Post or Barbara's cereal.ones .
7/30/2014 3:39:20 PM

BELDAME's SparkPage
I rarely eat cereal, but when I do:

COCOA PUFFS!!

Magic in a box.
7/28/2014 11:30:05 AM

STARVIBES's SparkPage
Wow I really thought I would get a list of good cereals instead of info we already know. No offence, but this article is sort of lazy.

Many brands we think are healthy e.g. Kashi are actually owned by like, Kelloggs. Everyone knows about Cheerios being healthy, but what about the more popular Honey Nut Cheerios? Are they good too?

What about highlighting some of the major and smaller brands that offer an actual healthy cereal? We do not have time to read every box and if we take the time to read this article at least it could have listed the best of the worst. #geez #fail
5/14/2014 5:44:39 AM

LEANMEAN2's SparkPage
Good information
5/12/2014 10:25:50 AM

DUSTYMEDINA's SparkPage
Best option is to avoid cereal all together but use it as a treat meal. Like I see in the comments YES its a processed source and most are loaded with SUGAR which you don't want on a daily diet.
5/12/2014 10:21:13 AM

JOLENE662's SparkPage
A lot of cereals are high in sodium too. If we have to have cold cereal, we go with shredded wheat.
5/10/2014 9:15:06 AM

MSUEQUILTS's SparkPage
I notice the Kashi cereal is often mentioned as a healthy cereal - even in this article of low sugar. Each Kashi cereal I have checked is HIGH in sugar. Just yesterday I checked a box of one that looked appealing. 16 grams of sugar!!!!! That is 4 teaspoons of sugar per serving!
5/10/2014 8:25:30 AM

ARTSYGIRL5's SparkPage
Cereal is not a real food. It is also very expensive compared to oatmeal.
Fresh fruit cut up for the children would be a better choice.
5/10/2014 7:49:08 AM

FLOWERDALEJEWEL's SparkPage
It never ceases to amaze me the number of "know it alls" commenting here that don't even have a spark page. Are they really members or just nuts that like to pooh pooh everything in life.

If you are so clever about cereals, milk, oil or whatever what on earth are you doing here making smart a$$ed comments.
5/10/2014 6:43:52 AM

SAMMIHAT45's SparkPage
I like cereal once or twice a week. Love Kashi's Indigo Morning and Cinnamon Harvest.
Before yoga I like the GNC Lean Bar --- especially strawberry.
DADKAJ
5/10/2014 5:05:43 AM

What a waste of space this article is. Cheerios? You must be joking. What is wrong with plain oats, nuts, seeds and fresh fruit? Come on!
Anyway, eggs and baked beans are the best to fill the stomach, maintain a satiety and to keep blood sugar stable. Do not be worried about a button of hard butter for making the scrambled eggs. They will taste delicious and fill you up for longer. Stop buying low-fat milk, it is a lie - they sell you a by-product of fatty dairy produce such as butter and cream for a virtually the same price of proper milk. Cut down on processed carbohydrates and get rid of the insulin spikes, which only drives further fat storage! Cereals breakfast, other than the least processed oats or other non-wheat grains (buck-wheat) is a crime on misled consumers. Stop paying the corporations for altering a natural food, making it worthless and go for natural diet.
JMDENISON
5/10/2014 2:10:46 AM

Cereals are a franken food. They are heated, cooked and over processed, starchy and subject to GMO's and other health hazards.
Best foods are fresh organic veggies and meats. Do yourself a favor and skip cereal entirely. Anything that can remain on a shelf for a year or two and not degrade is not a food. It is healthier to eat the box instead.
JMDENISON
5/10/2014 2:04:53 AM

Why don't you tell the truth. THERE IS NO "BREAKFAST CEREAL" which is healthy. They are a scam of really, really bad nutrition. The grain companies market, fancy package and sell a nickel's worth of product for $3 to $4 per box and try to market no nutrition as nutrition.
I am infuriated by this article. It is trash, pure and simple. A marketing ploy from mega agra. You want nutrition, have eggs, cheese, quality organic meats, etc. for breakfast.
Skip the cereal, bagels, toast, grains, etc. for breakfast. Eat the box instead at it will be healthier.
Sparkpeople is mega agra people is lies and deception when it says there is a "good cereal". Cereals should be banned like cigarettes, booze for kids and all sorts of other evils. You want to eat a teaspoon of a cereal, go ahead, but anything else is pure folly.

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