Traditionally speaking, a bowl of milk and cereal is one of the most common options for breakfast meals in the UK. Relatively cheap to buy, and quick and easy to make in a morning when many people are short for time, people often opt for a bowl of cereal in a morning over more time-consuming breakfasts such as eggs.

It appears that the majority of these people are under the impression that alongside it’s low-cost and convenient nature, eating cereal for breakfast is also a healthy option, however research shows that this is not the case at all!

Despite clever packaging which claims cereals are healthy high-fibre, all-natural breakfast meals, they are in fact processed foods loaded with sugar, genetically modified ingredients, and coated in oil for that crunchy texture that everyone loves. In addition to this, more often than not, the nutrients and vitamins, that cereal packaging often claims the cereal is packed with, are often useless for our bodies.

Despite the deceptively healthy looking packaging of many types of cereals such as bran flakes, and Cheerios, there are huge disparities in the amounts of sugar packed in these food products. Often the healthier looking cereals have the same amount of sugar, if not more, as other non-healthy looking brands. Research has shown that due to the high sugar content of cereals, they lead to sugar-cravings just a few hours later. Statistics show that breakfast cereals are much less likely to keep you full after breakfast than high-protein meals such as eggs, so drop those spoons and start looking at some healthier alternatives that will keep you much fuller for longer.

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