April 29, 2019

Choose Healthy Breakfast

Would you give your kids a glazed donut every morning as their breakfast?
The majority of parents would say definitely not -- but many of them don't realize that the bowl of cereal their kids eat instead often has the same amount of sugar and nutritional value as a doughnut.
Recently on NBC’s Today Show, nutritionists studied the surprising amount of sugar in breakfast cereals and healthier alternatives. Cereals are full of sugar – and it is mostly brands marketed to kids that have the highest amounts. Reports show there is more sugar in some cereals than there is in a glazed doughnut.
A new study found many breakfast cereals for kids are loaded with 50 percent sugar. Those that top the list are Post Golden Grahams and Kellogg’s Honey Smacks.
One of the reasons we tell people to avoid grains is because they often serve as a "vehicle" for additional sugar.
Start giving your kids other options for breakfast. Why do we typically eat so much cereal for breakfast? Because it is convenient and marketed as a breakfast food. But is it best for us and our kids? No.
Healthy, fast and affordable breakfast meals include a vegetable omelet, a fruit filled whey protein shake or an egg. Your kids will feel better and be healthier!

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