Cereal has traditionally been seen as a healthy breakfast option, but there are so many traps.
Take muesli for example. We all thought that was healthy, right? It can be, but not the toasted (coated in sugar variety). 1 cup of muesli can contain 450 calories, 24g fat and 20g (5 tsp) of sugar!! Muesli is best served with a high protein yoghurt, rather than milk and go for the raw muesli, which contains around half the calories, fat and sugar.
Then there’s that box of Nutri-Grain, the one with all those healthy iron men on the packaging, that actually serves up a whopping 26.7g (over 6 tsp) of sugar per 100 grams of cereal? You’d get better nutrition from eating the box, and yet Nutri-Grain proudly wears a four-star health rating on the front of its box. The World Health Organisation recommends no more than six teaspoons of sugar (25 grams) per day.
So a single 100-gram bowl of Nutri-Grain will put you over your daily limit. All while you think you’re eating something healthy.
You can help us #makehealthyhealthy by signing our petition and help us leverage the government into changing the labeling laws to make it easier for everyday Australians to make better choices.