Sugary cereal is one of the worst things you can have for breakfast. A major part of my Sugar Buster Program is giving up cereal! Yet millions of people around the world use this as their breakfast food of choice. Why would something that has nearly the same amount of sugar as a candy bar be considered a decent breakfast?
How did we come to believe that eating something that’s 50 percent sugar is part of a ‘complete balanced breakfast? People are waking up and breakfast cereal has seen its sales decline in recent years.
If cereal is brightly colored, it is probably full of sugar!
Here are some of the “worst offenders”
- Froot Loops is 41.4 Percent Sugar. A 35-gram serving contains 14.5 grams of sugar, the equivalent of 3.6 sugar packets.
- Apple jacks is 43% sugar. 35 grams of Apple Jacks contains the equivalent of 3.8 packets of sugar, 15 grams.
- Captain Crunch is 44.4% sugar, A a 35-gram serving is equivalent to 3.9 sugar packets.
Need I go on? I recommend ditching the cereal and choosing a breakfast that has a healthy fat and a healthy protein.
A solution I recommend is having dinner for breakfast. Think protein and whole carbohydrates like vegetables and salad.
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