You know to skip the 'froot' or 'chocolatey' boxes, but certain 'healthy' cereals are as equally devious.
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Per 1 cup: 180 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 190 mg sodium, 44 g carbs (5 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 4 g protein
Kellogg”s version of raisin bran deserved its own spot. That”s because they attempt to deflect attention away from their 17 grams of sugar by selling their cereal as healthy with the claim “Omega-3” from the added flax seeds. While omega-3s are a healthy fat that”s been found to decrease inflammation and boost brainpower, you, unfortunately, won”t be able to reap much of their benefits in this way. In fact, flaxseeds are one of the foods you”re eating wrong because often times, people eat them whole—as you would in this cereal. Your body can”t break down the whole flaxseed, so you have to grind them up first to reap their heart-healthy omega-3s.
Olivia Tarantino is a senior editor of Eat This, Not That!, specializing in nutrition, health, and food product coverage.Readmore