Reuters recently reported on a new study that says “U.S. children are consuming more than 10 pounds (4.5 kgs) of sugar annually if they eat a typical morning bowl of cereal each day.”
I trace many of my childhood cavities to overly sugared breakfast cereal. Frosted flakes of course are covered in sugar. And I would add gobs of sugar even to something relatively plain like Rice Krispies.
Most cereal, even those aimed at adults, have too much of either sugar or salt. I avoid most these days.
My go-to cereal has become Trader Joe’s High Fiber cereal. A serving, which is 2/3s of a cup, has only 80 calories, 0.5 grams of fat and 5 grams of sugar with only 70 mgs of salt. It also has 9 grams of fiber, more than most cereals that tout their fiber content. Up it to a cup and you’re at 12 grams of fiber.
I eat it every day and find it one of the tastier items on my new, post-angiopasty diet.