Though you aren’t likely to grab the pretty cereal boxes with the exciting characters on it that remind you of your childhood, it may be in your best interest to reconsider them. Many of the cereals that are marketed towards adults as healthy and wholesome, often have just as much if not more sugar than the kiddie marshmallow filled kind. Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran has 14 grams of sugar per serving and Kellogg’s Müeslix has a whopping 28 grams of sugar! Thats more than a full size Snickers, and is definitely more than most of the kid inspired morning treats.
Hopefully you are already doing this, but before you run to snack on an energy bar, make sure you are checking the nutritional information. For instance the popular luna bars have 13-15 grams of sugar, but worse are some variations of the Cliff bar which have up to 23 grams of sugar, and the Lärabar which has 24 grams. Your better off eating a full size Kit Kat.
You want a meal replacement so reach for the healthiest juice at the store, I mean it is the most obvious healthy choice right? Fruit and vegetable drinks have sugar contents that are incredibly high. For instance, The Green Machine Juice from Naked has 28 grams of sugar per bottle, and the Super Green juice from Evolution Fresh has 54 grams. Thats more sugar than what you’d find in a 22 ounce slurpee. Natural sugar in these large doses is unhealthy and excessive.
Flavored yogurt might as well be offered on the dessert menu. 1 serving size of Yoplait flavored yogurt has as much as 26 grams of sugar. Might as well stick to a scoop of cream, at least its more satisfying.
Feeling like something different so you opt for fruit, the dried variation. Despite its fiber content, dried fruit is loaded with sugar! Even the smallest box of it contains about 20 grams of sugar. Be particularly weary of dried apricots as they tend to be naturally more sugary. A half cup of dried apricots has about 35 grams of sugar, just 2 grams short of a hostess ding dong.