As a smart consumer/reader you probably picked Oatmeal Crisp Hearty Raisin as having more sugar than Fruit Loops.
According to the latest report from MoneyTalksNews some of the kids cereals have less sugar than cereals marketed for adults as healthy food. Of course both have too much sugar, which is a prime reason we have so much diabetes 2 in this country.
Karla Bowsher‘s report is a based on a follow-up study from Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, which concluded that although manufacturers have made kids cereals a little more nutritious, they’re aggressively marketing their least-healthy options to kids.
“Many of the seemingly most healthy cereals on the market have more sugar than any kids cereal. Manufacturers often add several spoonfuls of sugar per serving to make up for bland but nutritious ingredients like bran, oats, and other fiber-filled whole grains that fill you up…
- Oatmeal Crisp Hearty Raisin (General Mills): 19 grams of sugar per serving
- Raisin Bran (Post): 19
- Raisin Bran Crunch (Kellogg’s): 19
Compare these to
- Fruit Loops (Kellogg’s): 12 grams of sugar per serving
- Frosted Flakes (Kellogg’s): 11
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch (General Mills): 10
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