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Breakfast Cereals Packed With Sugar

With the holiday season starting up most of us will be increasing our intake of those holiday candies and other related sweets. With that in mind, it makes sense to increase our awareness of other foods that may not be as healthy as we might think. According to a newly released study, researchers identified 44 children breakfast cereals that pack more sugar in one cup than three chocolate chip cookies from a leading cookie manufacturer. Shockingly, the two worst breakfast cereals contained more than 50 percent sugar by weight.

10 Worst Children’s Cereals Based on percent sugar by weight:

1.) Kellogg’s Honey Smacks - 55.6%
2.) Post Golden Crisp - 51.9%
3.) Kellogg’s Froot Loops Marshmallow - 48.3%
4.) Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s OOPS! All Berries - 46.9%
5.) Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch Original - 44.4%
6.) Quaker Oats Oh!s - 44.4%
7.) Kellogg’s Smorz - 43.3%
8.) Kellogg’s Apple Jacks - 42.9%
9.) Quaker Oats Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries - 42.3%
10.) Kellogg’s Froot Loops Original - 41.4%

Source: Environmental Working Group breakfast cereals;