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Top 10 Unhealthy Breakfast Cereals

Top 10 Unhealthiest Cereals

Breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day. If you are an early riser which most working class are then your breakfast should be healthy and refreshing to start the day on good form. It is a well known fact that a solid breakfast is required to kick start the brain. Cereals are a very important part of many peoples start to the day. Try and avoid any of the listed unhealthy cereals.
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Choosing the right cereal will ensure a good start to the day. Choosing the wrong cereal will ensure a nibble here, and a nibble there to fill the gap left. Not only that, you will also be putting in the wrong foods, which is a poor start to the day.

By choosing the right foods you will be providing your body with the right foods to propel you to work with lasting energy to get the day off to a flying start.

When looking at cereals we mainly listen to what we here on the TV and then buy what we see are on “offer” at our local supermarket so that we get the best value for money. Unfortunately what we regard as a good choice from commercials or on offer does not always help our daily needs.

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The majority of the cereals listed below are feeding our bodies with excess amounts of sugar or salt before we even start the day. Add to this the facts that many people add extra sugar to their cereal to sweeten the taste makes this figure even worse.

For an adult this can be twice as bad as the figures show, as they will normally consume at least 80 grams per serving, compared to a child.

Hard choice this one as there are a few breakfast cereals that hide behind closed doors when it comes to revealing all the facts and figures.

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Which Cereals Have the Most Sugar?
  1. Honey Smacks (56%)
  2. Post Golden Crisp (52%) …
  3. Kellogg’s Froot Loops Marshmallow (48%) …
  4. Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s OOPS! …
  5. Cap’n Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Count Chocula, Quaker Oats Oh!s (44%) …
  6. Apple Jacks, Smorz (43%) …
  7. Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries (42%) …
  8. Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs (41%)

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The Worst Offending Cereals

  • Kellogg’s CoCo Pops
  • Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Corkflakes
  • Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp
  • Nestlé Cheerios
  • Kellogg’s Special K
  • Kellogg’s Rice Crispies
  • Kellogg’s Cornflakes

Notice a pattern here. Kellogg’s are dominating the market for the breakfast cereals that are clogging your arteries or raising your blood pressure. Most of their products are full of sugar and saltbefore we put any sugar on them, which is what children do at breakfast time.

All of the below readings are for a small 40 gram serving. This is a child’s morning portion and not an adult version.

Facts and Figures

Kellogs CoCo Pops

  • Sugar – 14.8 grams
  • Salt – 0.5 grams
  • 155 calories per serving

Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cornflakes

  • Sugar – 13.6 grams
  • Salt – 0.5 grams
  • 155 calories per serving

Weetabix Minins Chocolate Crisp

  • Sugar – 11.3 grams
  • Salt – 0.4 grams
  • 151 calories per serving

Nestlé Cheerios

  • Sugar – 8.6 grams
  • Salt – 0.5 grams
  • 147 calories per serving

Kellogg’s Special K

  • Sugar – 6.8 grams per serving
  • Salt – 0.9 grams per serving
  • 149 calories per serving

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies

  • Sugar – 4.0 grams per serving
  • Salt – 0.7 grams per serving
  • 152 calories per serving

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes

  • Sugar – 3.2 grams per serving
  • Salt – 0.7 grams per serving
  • 149 calories per serving

sugar

Sugar is an empty calorie that does nothing for the body. It provides no value what so ever. The only time you gain from consuming sugar is when you are in the middle of a sporting activity that is long distance and you need a quick energy boost, hence a can of coke whilst in the middle of a cycle ride. Sugar turns to fat, it does nothing else.

salt

Salt is great for giving you high blood pressure. It keeps cramps away when in the middle of heavy sports program’s, or a long walk. Your body provides enough salt from the foods that you eat during the day. Extra salt is not needed, and this hidden salt is not what you need.

All of the above cereals contain more sugar than a slice of chocolate cake. Five of the above also contain more sugar than a jam doughnut. That is before you add the sugar to the cereal yourself.

The most popular cereal in the UK is Kellogs Crunchy Nut. This is one of the worst offenders for damaging your health. Sweet and tasty it may be, but it is also bad for the teeth and certainly bad for the fat cells.

Kellogs Special K is shown on TV as being a cereal that will help to reduce your weight if taken as part of a controlled diet. They do not seem to mention that it also contains a very high amount of salt. Salt is what gives you high blood pressure when taken in excess. So this cereal helps to raise your salt levels without you even adding a drop.

The National Diet and Nutrition survey states that cereals provide less than five percent salt and sugar to an average diet. I would still seriously think twice before I choose one of the above cereals to one of the below.

Healthy Cereals

So what are classed as healthy cereals. Well anything that contains a small amount of SALT or FAT. By consuming cereals low on salt or fat we are starting the day on the right course, and can look forward to a bright healthy day.

Both cereals are at the top of the list on Amazon for their recommendations, having received over 100 recommendations and 5 stars. This is am amazing achievement for both of these Oat Cereals, and something that will help you to stay healthy and fit when consumed on a regular basis.

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