Experts say that breakfast is an important meal – it jump starts your metabolism, gives you energy, and helps you stay on a healthier track and eat smarter throughout the day.
But, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, a health research and advocacy organization, fortified breakfast cereals may provide unhealthy amounts of certain nutrients, particularly to children.
The group said that “millions of children are ingesting potentially unhealthy amounts” of vitamin A, zinc and niacin, and that fortified breakfast cereals are the main source of this high intake. The three nutrients are added to these cereals in amounts calculated for adults.
How To Choose A Better Breakfast Cereal
Navigating the breakfast cereal aisle of your grocery store is a great big sea of contradictions: cereals with refined grains, no fiber, but with lots of vitamins, cereals with lots of whole grains and fiber, but with as much added sugar as a candy bar, etc.