The 10 worst cereals in terms of sugar per cup

Most parents would never dream of giving their kids dessert for breakfast. But a survey by the Environmental Working Group finds that many cereals marketed to children have more sugar in them than sweet treats do. Here are the 10 worst cereals in terms of sugar per cup.

Cereal, grams of sugar per cup, teaspoons of sugar:

• Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, 20.0, 5 tsp

• Post Golden Crisp, 18.7, 4.6 tsp.

• Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Original, 16.0, 4 tsp.

• Quaker Oats Oh!s, 16.0, 4 tsp

• Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch OOPS! All Berries, 15.0, 3.7 tsp

• Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries, 14.7, 3.6 tsp

• Kellogg’s Froot Loops Marshmallow, 14.0,3.5 tsp

• Kellogg’s Smorz, 13.0, 3.2 tsp

Before you get too depressed, read more for some decent alternatives. The best bet, however, is to grind those grains yourself. But you knew that already…


1 Comment
  1. Yes, go ahead and feed your kids processed foods filled with refined sugar and artificial preservatives. You’re free to create all the health problems for their future…diabetes, obesity, cronic diseases. It’s your choice. They may not appreciate it when they are old enough to figure your mistakes out. Or feed them whole grains and fruit from nature which their bodies will be able to process because it is natural and filled with vital nutrients.
    It is your choice. Here is some information for those parents who would like to educate themselves and create healthier habits for their children.

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