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    Some cereals more than half sugar: report - Yahoo! News

    Some breakfast cereals marketed to U.S. children are more than half sugar by weight and many get only fair scores on nutritional value, Consumer Reports said on Wednesday.
    A serving of 11 popular cereals, including Kellogg's Honey Smacks, carries as much sugar as a glazed doughnut, the consumer group found.
    And some brands have more sugar and sodium when formulated for the U.S. market than the same brands have when sold in other countries.
    Post Golden Crisp made by Kraft Foods Inc and Kellogg's Honey Smacks are more than 50 percent sugar by weight, the group said, while nine brands are at least 40 percent sugar.
    The most healthful brands are Cheerios with three grams of fiber per serving and one gram of sugar, Kix and Honey Nut Cheerios, all made by General Mills, and Life, made by Pepsico Inc's Quaker Oats unit.
    "Be sure to read the product labels, and choose cereals that are high in fiber and low in sugar and sodium," Gayle Williams, deputy editor of Consumer Reports Health, said in a statement.
    Honey Smacks has 15 grams of sugar and just one gram of fiber per serving while Kellogg's Corn Pops has 12 grams of sugar and no fiber.
    Consumer Reports studied how 91 children aged 6 to 16 poured their cereal and found they served themselves about 50 to 65 percent more on average than the suggested serving size for three of the four tested cereals.
    Consumers International, which publishes Consumer Reports, said it would ask the World Health Organization to develop international guidelines restricting advertising and marketing of foods high in sugar, fat or sodium to children.
    However, the group noted that breakfast cereal can be a healthful meal and said adults and children alike who eat breakfast have better overall nutrition, fewer weight problems, and better cognitive performance throughout the day.
    Kellogg said it was working to make its food more nutritious.
    "Kellogg recently reformulated a number of our cereals including Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies and Apple Jacks in the U.S. with improved nutritional profiles," a company spokeswoman said by e-mail.
    "To put Consumer Reports' information in perspective, yogurt contains more sugar and sodium than a serving of Honey Smacks cereal (25 grams of sugar vs. 15 grams of sugar in Honey Smacks)."
    Consumer Reports, like other groups, compares the sugar content of food with its fiber, mineral and vitamin content. Many cereals are fortified with vitamins and minerals.

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    That's disgusting. I'm so happy my son actually picks cheerios.

    Come on, let's have lots of drinks.

    Fuck you all, I'm going viral.

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    cereals are probably the worst for being promoted as 'part of a healthy breakfast' and yet being the biggest bullshit scam ever.

    use some textured vegetable protein (tvp), grind up some flax seeds and mix them in equal parts, add water and a teaspoon of honey and that's the best breakfast (that can also double for glue in a pinch) ever!

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    uh, i thought this was common knowledge. we weren't allowed to touch most cereals, except once in a blue moon my mother would buy honey nut cornflakes as a treat. and they probably aren't even among the worst.
    and after we moved to europe all she ever bought was mŘesli.

    i admit i do love fruit loops. i'll buy them every once in a while when i'm in the US or canada, and i like to eat them dry. they're like candy.
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    I can't say I'm surprised, come on, cereal with ficking MARSHMALLOWS in it? That's never going to be good!
    I loved them as a kid though! There was one in particular that was chocolate covered sugar puffs with marshmallows in it.

    It was this sort of affair, only non-pirate themed.
    OMNOMNOMNOMNOM! We were only allowed that shit on our birthdays. It really shouldn't be marketed as cereal. Cereal is grain. Not lumps of spun sugar!

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    i can't stand most cereals... just plain sugar, corn syrup, more sugar, chocolate coated sugar..
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    I hate cereal, too.

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    I love all those sugary cereals. Trix, Froot Loops, Lucky charms, I love them all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Kill Me View Post
    That's disgusting. I'm so happy my son actually picks cheerios.
    Cheerios have 20.6 grams of sugar per serving, that is high. At any natural food store you can find cheerio like cereal sweetened with other things than sugar. They think they have everyone fooled but just look at the label. Cereals you think would be healthy are anything but. you may as well give your kid a donut. Maddening
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