So, with my kid growing up and increasingly enjoying cereals for breakfast, I've started paying attention to nutritional labels to make sure I pick the healthiest option. But when I started comparing cereals, what I found made no sense to me. For example:
- Lucky Charms, which is sugary as hell and contains marshmallows, is listed as 110 calories and 9g of sugar.
- Froot Loops, which are basically rings of sugar, is listed as 110 calories and 10g of sugar.
- Raisan Bran, which are bran with dry raisins, is listed as 135 calories and 10.5g of sugar.
- Harvest Crunch, which is oats and nuts, is listed as 300 calories and 18g of sugar.
(all values are for 3/4 cup cereal with no milk)
So, what am I missing here? Because from these values it looks like the sugary kids cereals are healthier than the non-sugary grown-up cereals. That can't be right... right?