My clients are often surprised to discover that breakfast cereals really aren't the breakfast of champions that years of highly successful advertising campaigns have led us to believe.
Why do I think most breakfast cereals should be avoided?
SUGAR--Most breakfast cereals are loaded with refined, nutrient-devoid sugars, as well as refined carbohydrates that are only a few steps away from being refined sugars themselves. Even the healthier cereal options habitually contain more than a tablespoon of white sugar per bowl. And those are the healthier versions.
PHYTIC ACID--Unless grains are properly prepared via sprouting, fermenting, soaking, etc., they contain an anti-nutrient known as phytic acid, which impairs our absorption of important nutrients, such as zinc, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
PROCESSING--Most cold cereals are made by a process known as extrusion. An extruder is an industrial machine that uses high temperatures and pressures to create a variety of shapes such as flakes,...