You've decided to adopt a healthier lifestyle and reduce your sugar intake because it just isn't good for you. While that's great news, the sad truth is that sugar is in practically everything we eat. What’s more, breakfast cereals are possibly one of the worst offenders.
The American Heart Association advises that men have no more than 36 grams (9 teaspoons) of added sugar per day, while women should not exceed 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day. A study on 20 popular cereal brands found that the average sugar content was around 19.8 grams (five teaspoons) per serving. That means if you have more than a one-cup serving of cereal for breakfast, you'll have consumed just about all the sugar you should have in an entire day!
But the solution to going sugar free isn't to skip breakfast. After all, breakfast helps kick-start your metabolism for the day, gives you energy, and can even help with weight loss.