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Sugar in your cereal

(article, Culinate staff)

The nonprofit Environmental Working Group recently released a report ranking commercially produced breakfast cereals on their sugar levels. The EWG, which also released a list of the best and worst cereals, noted that most breakfast cereals marketed to children sport way more sugar than you might think — more than the Twinkies or Oreos that most parents refuse to let their kids eat first thing in the morning. 

Don't have time to make your offspring a home-cooked breakfast, but still want to give them a decent cereal? The EWG asked nutritionist Marion Nestle for advice, and got three shopping tips of what to look for in a packaged cereal:

 a short ingredient list (added vitamins and minerals are OK)
 high in fiber
* few or no added sugars, including honey, molasses, fruit-juice concentrate, brown sugar, corn sweetener, sucrose, lactose, glucose, high- fructose corn syrup, and malt syrup.

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