Friday, January 29, 2010

Cereal FAIL

I love cereal. Give me a bowl of Lucky Charms or The Captain's Peanut Butter Crunch and I will love you forever.  But I restrain myself from buying them.  Oh, the things we do for our children.  Yes, I gave those cereals up for my kids.  Why?  Cereal is the breakfast of champions, right?  Uh, WRONG.  Most cereals are devoid of any kind of nutritional value.  And don't let those "NOW, less sugar and MORE Fiber!" lines fool you.  I mean, really, are we supposed to believe that Fruit Loops are actually good for you?  Add up the dyes and high fructose corn syrup and it's no wonder why our kids can't concentrate in the morning!  Did you know that some food dyes are proven to cause hyperactivity in children?  Oh yes, it's true.  But that's a whole other post.  And don't even get me started on the affects that white sugar and high fructose corn syrup have on us, especially our children.

SO, what cereals are good for you?   I mean, really good for you?  Eat This Not That has a list of the 24 Best and Worst Cereals on their site.  Go ahead and check it out.  You will be shocked at which cereals are healthy and which are, excuse my language, crap.

Before you go read it, which cereals do you think fall into the healthy and unhealthy categories?

-Quaker Natural Granola
-Frosted Shredded Wheat
-EnviroKidz Organic Koala Crisp
-Kellog's Smart Start

You might be surprised!


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