Valencia Personal Trainer Reveals The Top 10 Sugar Loaded Kids Cereals

You probably still feed your kids the cereals I’m about to mention or you probably don’t. Heck you may even be eating this stuff yourself.

I still have fond childhood memories of diving to the bottom of these cereal boxes for the almighty prize. My how times have changed. I eat oatmeal with flaxseed and my dad’s homemade raisins now.

But, just in case these cereals are still in your pantry I thought you deserved to know how much sugar they’re packing.

So here’s the countdown from least sugar to most:

10. Kellogg’s Fruit Loops = 41% sugar

9. Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries = 42% sugar

8. Kellogg’s Apple Jacks = 43% sugar

7. Kellogg’s Smorz = 43% sugar

6. Quaker Oats Ohs = 44% sugar

5. Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Original = 44% sugar

4. Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s OOPS! All Berries = 47% sugar

3. Kellogg’s Froot Loops Marshmallow = 48% sugar

2. Post Golden Crisp = 52% sugar

1. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks = 56% sugar

Don’t get me wrong not all cereal is bad for you, it just takes some navigation in the grocery aisle to get to the good stuff. Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Look for the least amount of ingredients possible. If there’s stuff in there you can’t pronounce you should probably steer clear.
  • Check the nutrition label to see if your cereal has a lot of fiber. It makes you feel full for a longer period of time.
  • See if there are little or no added sugars. They’re usually the first things listed on the ingredients.
  • Go for the top-shelf stuff. Most sugary stuff is put at eye level for the kiddos.

Once you’ve found cereal(s) that meets the criteria above don’t forget the big picture–BREAKFAST. It’s no joke that its the most important meal of the day. It kicks your metabolism out of low and slow storage mode, and turns you into “insert your name here the Fat Burning Torch”

So feel free to post this on your fridge and share it with your friends.

To your burning and firming!

John

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