Surprise! These 10 “Healthy” Cereals Have More Sugar Than Lucky Charms

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10 Breakfast Cereals with More Sugar than Lucky Charms
And Most of Them Sound Healthy!!

General Mills Lucky Charms would top most people’s list of sugary breakfast cereals. Heck, it is filled with marshmallows. No mom in their right mind would think to feed this to their child for breakfast.
But while Lucky Charms IS filled with sugar, here are some healthy sounding cereals that have even more sugar per serving than Lucky Charms.




Cereal Calories Sugar
Kellogg’s Lucky Charms 110 10g
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran 190 19g
General Mills Oatmeal Crisp, Crunchy Almond 220 16g
General Mills Cascadian Farm Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola 210 16g
Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran 200 15g
Quaker Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal 170 15g
General Mills Raisin Nut Bran 180 14g
General Mills Basic 4 210 14g
Kellogg’s Smart Start Strong Heart Antioxidants 180 14g
Kellogg’s Mueslix 200 14g
Kashi GoLean Crunch! 190 13g



While many of these cereals have more grams per serving and contain healthier ingredients than Lucky Charms, it still pays to be cautious and check your food labels for sugar content, even in foods that sound healthy. When you are trying to lose weight, those extra grams of sugar in breakfast cereal can really add up.

A much better breakfast choice would be oatmeal with cinnamon, eggs and toast, or an unsweetened cereal such as Cheerios. See 5 Quick and Easy Breakfasts that will Keep You Full all Morning for some more breakfast ideas that will help you on your journey to lose weight.

Studies have repeatedly shown that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. People who eat breakfast lose more weight than those who skip. Furthermore, those who eat a high protein breakfast lose weight faster than those that consume a carbohydrate rich breakfast.

So, choose your breakfast wisely if you are trying to drop those pounds and lose belly fat!

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