Cereal

I love cereal. All types. But, not all brands are what they seem. Many famous brands are now claiming that they contain more whole grain, calcium and/or fiber. But, many of those claims are completely misleading. For example, General Mills has recently advertised 8g of whole grains per serving in Cinnamon Toast Crunch and other General Mills cereals. The problem is when you actually look at the nutritional facts they don’t match up with the claims on the front of the box. Turn to the nutritional facts and you’ll see 1g of fiber and 1g of protein. So in this case “more whole grains” doesn’t mean much. One cereal that has basically stayed the same since 1897 and is actually beneficial is Grape Nuts. No mystery ingredients, 7g of fiber and 6g from protein. So you can’t believe much of the claims, but have to read the nutritional facts and the ingredients.

Jerad

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