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Cereal Bars: not as healthy as they're made out to be

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“Remember the days when you let your child have some chocolate if he finished his cereal? Now, chocolate is one of the cereals.”
― Robert Orben

Cereal bars. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.commons


Cereal bars are now being presented to us as a healthy breakfast snack which can be eaten on the go, but have you ever wondered why it is tastier than your old-fashioned cereals? Are they healthy enough to start a new day?

Bowl of cereal. Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net/Grant Cochrane


According to the Daily Mail, all but one of the thirty leading cereal bars are high in sugar, sixteen of them containing more than 30 per cent.

Several reports by Which?, who conducted the survey claim that these cereal bars have their sugar content listed separately, under different names, thus appearing lower in sugar content. In addition, these bars also contain saturated fat.

Product marketing has particularly targeted children with a 'great for your lunchbox tag' on the box of one particular brand.

For adults, eating on the run turning your breakfast into a 'deskfast' with a cereal bar is certainly not the solution for a healthy breakfast; consuming these bars on a regular basis is unhealthy and can make you a sugar addict.

Most important meal of the day

A proper breakfast is very important for both adults and children to perform at their best. A well balanced breakfast will recharge your brain and body, making you efficient in your daily activities. Studies have shown that children who skip breakfast are absent minded and sleepy in class.

Investing your time in a healthy breakfast is very important and will certainly help you save money in the long run.

How to make your breakfast a healthy one

Healthy breakfast. Image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net/Serge Bertasius Photography


A quick splash of milk over your cereal costs you no time. Add a fresh fruit, press your fruit for a freshly homemade fruit juice, or prepare a smoothie if you have time.

Alternatively, you can have some homemade yogurt ready or swap your usual cereal bowl for freshly baked bread, cheese, boiled egg, porridge or buckwheat pancakes. It is just a question of imagination; in no time, you will have your family eating their breakfast heartily before setting off for a new day.

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