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How to Pick a Healthy Breakfast Cereal

Watch Out for these Breakfast Cereal Scams



7/28/2014 11:30:05 AM

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

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

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


5/10/2014 1:26:56 AM

Low Fat Milk and/or Skim Milk are not the best choices for pouring over one's cereal.

Whole Milk does without all of those carcinogenic additives that lowfat and skim milk contain.


2/22/2014 11:38:46 AM

DERVAPPY13's SparkPage
I used to really like cereal, but after staying away for a while, every one I try anymore just tastes like cardboard.

I do still like Count Chocoula despite how unhealthy it is, but at least I only eat it "in season" now XD


1/26/2014 12:54:16 PM

With my son being a teenager, he seldom asks for cereal anymore. If I have a taste for a cereal, I generally look for ones with high fiber and protein. Little or no sugar and low in fat.
- I love the FiberOne brand!


1/2/2014 9:28:28 AM

Love the half and half idea. Going to start it with my two Froot loop loving toddlers! :)

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