If you’ve ever made your way down the cereal aisle of your local grocery store, you’ve been faced with unending options of cereals, from all-natural, healthy cereals full of nutrients to sugar-filled, nutritionally devoid junk that kids desperately beg their parents for. Believe it or not, there are over 400 different cereal options on the shelves—even more if you count all the variations of certain cereals.
Once considered strictly a “kid food,” cereal used to serve primarily as a nutrition-less bowl of sugar for kids to munch on in the mornings, but healthy cereals packed with protein, fiber, and actual nutrients are becoming more popular, allowing health-focused consumers to begin purchasing them again without being stricken with guilt. The Environmental Working Group determined that if a person eats one bowl of an average cereal (aka not one of the worst and not one of the best) every single day, he or she will consume ten pounds of sugar in one year. TEN POUNDS!
Here at Greatist, we want you to rediscover cereal in the best way possible. Or if you’re already an avid cereal eater, we want to help you expand your horizons and try new ways of purchasing, preparing, and eating cereal. From information on research studies done about cereal, new types of cereal recipes to make it even better (think cereal bar recipe…yum!), and nutritional information regarding your favorite cereals, Greatist is the best resource on the web for healthy eating, healthy living, and all things cereal.
We firmly believe that making small changes to become healthier are of huge importance in your life, and they will help you become more of the person that you want to be. We believe that you can be a greatist, and we want to help you learn how to choose a healthy cereal, explore new cereal recipes, and maybe even experiment with homemade cereal! We want you to know as much as you can about cereal and help you make better choices moving forward in your quest to become a greatist.
“Children’s Cereals: Sugar by the Pound” (EWG)
“List of Breakfast Cereals” (Wikipedia)