The Bitter Truth

Published February 23, 2016

Breakfast Cereals 2Everybody loves sugar. It is just about everywhere you go. You put it in your coffee, your cereal, and just about every dessert imaginable. But one thing most people do not consider is how healthy sugar is for you. Too much sugar can be a bad thing especially for people who suffer from diabetes. Is brown sugar a better option for you? Keep reading to learn more about these two different types of sugar and which one is better for you.

The Healthier Choice

Do you find yourself paying more for brown sugar than the “regular” white sugar? Have you ever wondered which is healthier for you? In order to answer, let’s explain how sugar is manufactured. Yes, although it comes from sugar canes or beets, sugar does go through quite a bit of processing before we see it in its final form on supermarket shelves. You may want to start counting those calories before you choose. Here is some more information on white sugar vs. brown sugar.

What you need to know:

The raw materials utilized are either sugar cane stalks or sugar beet (a root). Let’s talk sugar cane today:

  1. After the sugar cane stalks are harvested, they are chopped into small pieces
  2. The stalk pieces are pulverized in order to release the sugary cane juice.
  3. The juice usually has some impurities in it such as mud, pieces of stalk and other stuff, so it is filtered using both mechanical and chemical processes (using  polyacrylamides).

Breakfast Cereals

You may be wondering, what is the best cereal for weight loss?

Cereal: What used to be just a kid’s meal is now America’s favorite breakfast. And it makes sense. Cold cereal makes for a fast, easy, and inexpensive meal or a quick and easy snack.

Still, cereal sometimes gets a bad rap for being packed with sugar, low in protein, and generally lacking nutritional value (Hint: If it has marshmallows in it, it probably isn’t good for you—sorry, Leprechauns). But the abundance of choices in the supermarket aisle means there are some healthy options hiding behind Toucan Sam. While these cereals might not have a prize in the box, they’ll fuel you up to start your day off right.

1. Barbara’s Original Puffins

This cereal has a lot going for it, and we’re not just talking about the adorable puffin on the box. Crunchy, dairy- and wheat-free, only lightly sweetened, and relatively high in fiber, this is a solid morning option.

Knowing the best things to eat will keep both you and your family safe from bad foods. It will also make grocery shopping trips much easier for you. The healthier you eat the better you feel.

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