Wednesday, December 7, 2011

As you may have seen on the news today, breakfast cereals are LOADED with sugar! (As if we didn’t already know this!) When I was young I used to love Kellogg’s Honey Smacks and after learning it has 5 tsp of sugar per cup, it’s no wonder why kids like it! Can you imagine feeding your child 5 tsp of sugar and then sending them off to school for the day? That is exactly what is happening for some. One of the cereals that did surprise me was Honey Nut Cheerios, which our family loves, has 3 tsp of sugar per cup. That’s equivalent to eating three Chips Ahoy cookies! Yikes.
So next time you choose cereal for breakfast, read the BACK of the box. Don’t let the “heart healthy” or “grains” claims deceive you. Keep in mind that approx. 4 grams of sugar equals 1 tsp sugar; so a cereal with 20 grams sugar has 5 tsp sugar. Also keep a close eye on the serving size. Most cereal’s serving size is one cup NOT one bowl and very few people eat 1 cup of cereal. Here’s a website you can go to and look up your favorite cereal. J
*Thought for the day*
Why is it ok for men to slap each other’s butt in football but not in any other situation?

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