24 January, 2012

Breakfast cereals- How healthy are they?

How many children eat cereal for breakfast? About 95%, why? Because of marketing.

I say why not give the children a healthier choice. Kids will be kids. They are going to eat junk food and experiment. Parents you understand exactly what I am talking about.

Most health conscious folks know sugar cereal is bad. But all cereal?

Allow me to dispel the common misconceptions about one of the most beloved breakfast foods of the
modern world, and then you can decide for yourself.

Cereal can be part of a balanced breakfast.

Consumers were introduced to this line by the cereal industry, but this favorite breakfast food actually provides little to none of its own nutritional value.

Even the cereal industry has to point out that you need to eat it with milk, fruit, etc, in order to have a complete breakfast. Which is really not true anyway

All packaged, dry cereals are produced by a process called extrusion which involves high heat and high pressure to form the grain into the O’s, flakes, and other popular cereal shapes. Extrusion destroys most of the nutrients,including some of the chemical vitamins that are added to fortify the cereal. Extrusion especially ravages amino acids the building blocks of protein rendering them highly toxic. Proteins’ structures are vastly altered, and as a result, new compounds form which are completely foreign, potentially harmful, and definitely not part of a balanced breakfast.

Cereal is fortified with all tons of vitamins and minerals which means it provides lots of nutrition.

Many cereals have vitamins added, but these are synthetic (man-made)vitamins that the body is simply not designed to utilize. Many synthetic vitamins are actually treated as toxins and are eliminated by your body as
quickly as possible. For those supplement people taking a synthetic multi-vitamin, you may notice that soon
afterwards you pee green.This is your body dumping out the fake nutrients you just tried feeding it).

Synthetic vitamins can also cause imbalances in the body that may lead to health problems in the long run.
If you’re eating boxed cereal with low-fat or skim milk the vitamins and minerals added in are providing virtually no nutritional benefit. Special K, Rice Krispies, Cheerios are made from white flour, sugar and do not provide anything but destruction to your body! Unfortunately, Cereal can be killer to you and your children's health.