>> Tuesday, February 05, 2008
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If I'm going to eat a processed grain, Kashi would be one of the ones that seems generally acceptable to me, however avoid cereals just as you would (should) any processed food. They're not as healthful as you might think. Especially do not trust the big names - and Kashi is simply Kelloggs by another name.
Also, do some research into why you should avoid cereals. For example, processing a grain to produce puffed wheat/rice/etc. is done at high temperatures and pressure, which actually makes them toxic.
If you want to feed your children a healthy breakfast cereal, prepare it the evening beforehand; cook some steel cut oats - here's a recipe at RecipeZaar: http://www.recipezaar.com/101101 Mind you, it's cooked which gets rid of some of the nutrients, but it's cooked less than the processed cereals and it's amazingly delicious.
(Yaronco, all those cereals you listed range from tolerable to horrible. For example, Cinnamon Toast Crunch has sugar listed three times withini its ingredients. It also has preservatives and modified ingredients; it is far from natural and far from healthy. I checked out that link... oy - they even recommend Cracklin' Oat Bran, which tastes delicious but the stuff is literally held together by sugar. I do not agree with that site's recommendations. The author seems to base his suggestions on having whole grains listed first, but he doesn't seem to understand that corporations simply use multiple types of sugars to avoid listing SUGAR as first.)
(Joosh: Smart Start is bad for you. Not only does it have sugar listed three times, but one of those sugars is high fructose corn syrup - pretty much the worst sugar man makes. Note: This is why it "tastes better than Kashi.")
Answered by Winkyboy on February 05, 2008
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