Sugar laden cereals have been the scourge of our figure and of our children’s teeth since some smart guy decided to simulate edible woodchips covered in sugar. These days there’s a wide range of cereals to choose from, and most of them are filled with all sorts of nasties.
Mamavation dived into the nitty gritty of what’s in the worst offenders. Specifically ingredients like BHA that have been linked to cancer, and annatto which can affect blood sugar levels which is particularly troubling for diabetics.
Kellogg’s Fruit Loops
Sugar, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, modified food starch, annatto, BHT, artificial dyes including red #40, 10g of sugar. Fruit Loops with Marshmallows contains 13g.
Kellogg’s Apple Jacks
Sugar, partially and fully hydrogenated vegetable oils, modified food starch, modified corn starch, artificial dyes including red #40, BHT, 10g of sugar.
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks
Sugar, honey and dextrose, partially and fully hydrogenated vegetable oils, soy lecithin, BHT and topping our list with a whopping 15g of sugar.
General Mills Boo Berry/Count Chocula/Franken Berry
Sugar, dextrose and corn syrup, modified corn starch, canola oil, BHT, trisodium phosphate, artificial flavor, artificial dyes including red #40, artificial flavor, 9g of sugar.
Cap’N Crunch CrunchBerries
Sugar, brown sugar, BHT, artificial flavor, artificial dyes including red #40, 11g of sugar. OOPS! All Berries contains 15g of sugar.
Post Golden Crisps
Corn syrup, honey, caramel color. I had to add this one even though it’s not full of too many toxins because of the sugar content: a whopping 14g per serving!
Maybe it’s time to find some healthier breakfast alternatives like Erewhon Organic Corn Flakes, Nature’s Path Whole O’s or Nature’s Path Honey’d Corn Flakes, all of which have substantially less sugar and are Non-GMO.
To see Mamavation’s full top ten list, visit their site.