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Cereality: Is Candy Cereal the New Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner? Or Which Cereals Are Best?

By DrLaPuma 15 years ago
Home  /  Child Obesity  /  Cereality: Is Candy Cereal the New Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner? Or Which Cereals Are Best?
Dr John La Puma

Whole grains are the good carbs, and give you and your kids a healthy workout whenever you eat them: scientific studies of whole grains show a 30% lower risk of heart disease, colorectal cancer and diabetes with 3 servings (about 3 slices of bread, or 1.5 cups of oatmeal or brown rice) daily. Free whole grain recipes are easy, simple to prepare, and fun.

Whole grain cereals are good choices: Kashi, Barbara’s, Trader Joe’s Os, even Cheerios. General Mills is making their cereals all whole grain, and Kellogg’s is looking into it.

But Trix, Lucky Charms, Froot Loops, Cap’n Crunch–all candy, all the time, no matter what meal. What a sugar rush! And protein deficit! No wonder 15+% of adolescents are obese and gaining, and students put on the freshman 15 (pounds). Some even need a weight loss program! See MORE for the fiber content of whole grains.

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  Child Obesity