Breakfast has long been identified as an important factor in maintaining nutrition and healthy weight.
And, with rates among black adolescents rising over the past decade — 1 out of every 3 black adolescent girls are obese – breakfast options have become even more important.
Studies show that adolescents who consume ready-to-eat cereals have lower weight and slimmer waist lines. Those adolescents also have higher levels of nutrients such as calcium, iron and zinc, and B vitamins.
However, the overly sugary cereals – some are up to 50 percent sugar – can actually contribute to obesity and negate those benefits.
A new report out today identifies the 10 most sugary cereals that pack more sugar than Twinkies.