Is Your Cereal Making the Cut?


The Statistic Brain Research Institute reported that 92% of American households purchased cereal last year, buying over 2.7 billion boxes of cereal. In those 2.7 billion boxes of cereal were 816 million pounds of sugar. That’s enough sugar in the cereal consumed last year alone to fill 206 Olympic-sized swimming pools. We are literally drowning our cereals in pools of sugar. But don’t worry not all cereals are this way!

Whenever you are looking for a cereal, there are certain things you need to look for:

  • Is the first ingredient a whole grain?
  • Does it have more than 3 grams of fiber per serving?
  • Is it under 200 calories per serving?
  • It is low sugar (under 10 grams of sugar per serving)?

If your cereal does not meet all of these requirements, consider looking for another cereal to start your morning. Some good options are:

  • Cheerios
  • Special K
  • Kix
  • Kashi
  • Bran Flakes


  1. Dorothy Ganoe · November 3, 2015

    I did good then…I get cheerios and special K…so yay for me!


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