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Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy?

Post by Riddick » 11-10-2017 01:13 PM



Honey Nut Cheerios is America’s best-selling breakfast cereal, and by a comfortable margin. Roughly 151 million boxes and other containers of various sizes were sold over the past year, well ahead of the second best-selling breakfast cereal, Frosted Flakes, according to IRI, a Chicago based market research firm.

You might assume Honey Nut is a slightly sweeter Cheerios, but when you finally get around to reading the back of the box, you learn three of the top six ingredients are sweeteners: sugar, brown sugar and honey. It actually has about nine times as much sugar as plain Cheerios, per serving.

An Environmental Working Group analysis of a number of popular cereals — a report that linked sugary cereals to the “nation’s childhood obesity epidemic” — put Honey Nut Cheerios’s sugar content second only to Fruity Pebbles. The same group found that one cup of the cereal had more sugar than three Chips Ahoy! cookies.

The plain version is low in sugar, “and you’re getting some oat fiber that can help lower your cholesterol modestly,” said Bonnie Liebman, director of nutrition at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Unfortunately, that makes the contrast with its spinoffs difficult. Those include far more sugary options like Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios. The newest offering, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, has what looks like sugar flakes on it, but it actually has a lower sugar content than Honey Nut Cheerios.

“The company has capitalized on the good name of the original,” Ms. Liebman said. “We’ve been saying for years that Honey Nut Cheerios has more sugar than honey and more salt than nuts, in fact it’s got no nuts at all, it’s just got almond flavor.”

General Mills refers to cereals like Honey Nut Cheerios as “presweetened” — putting the sugar, brown sugar and honey into your cereal so you don’t have to. Back in 2009, the company made news by announcing an initiative had already been underway to drop the sugar figure into single digits in such cereals marketed to children. In the last decade or so, Honey Nut Cheerios has fallen to nine grams of sugars per serving, from 11. Or so it seems.

It appears that at some point in the last 10 or 15 years, General Mills tweaked the ingredients of Honey Nut Cheerios in a way that lowered the overall weight per serving, which had the effect of helping lower the stated sugar content. It has not been all smoke and mirrors; the percentage of sugar has decreased slightly as well, though rounding makes it difficult to say by how much.

“They’ve tested and tested and tested to try to find out how much sugar they can take out without it affecting sales,” said Marion Nestle, an emerita professor of nutrition and food studies at New York University. “They must surely be at the cut point.”

She said “you really want” kids “eating a whole grain, higher fiber cereal.”

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Re: Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy?

Post by kbot » 11-11-2017 08:17 PM

It's much worse than you think.........

Dangerous Levels Of Glyphosate Found In These 9 Food Brands!

An FDA-registered food safety lab recently conducted testing on common foods and their results were nothing short of alarming. The lab found high levels of a chemical known as glyphosate in several popular foods. If glyphosate sounds familiar, it may be because you know this chemical as Monsanto’s Roundup weed-killer. Test results indicated that these foods have over 1,000 times the glyphosate levels that are considered to be harmful.
The Harmful Effects of Glyphosate

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup product. The herbicide is applied to genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops. Scientists have deemed this chemical an important factor in many chronic diseases and health conditions, including:

Autism
Crohn’s disease
Obesity
Allergies
Cardiovascular disease
Depression
Cancer
Infertility
Alzheimer’s disease
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis

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Glyphosate damages the body by enhancing the effects of food-borne chemical residues and toxins in the environment. It disrupts normal body functions and can induce disease. Monsanto has continuously claimed that Roundup is harmless to animals and humans, but research suggests otherwise. The harmful chemical affects the beneficial bacteria in the body. It allows pathogens to grow and take over, causing inflammation and setting you down a dangerous path toward chronic and debilitating disease.

Research shows harmful impacts at glyphosate levels between 10 parts per billion and 700 parts per billion. When The Detox Project commissioned research of common foods, the results were worth sharing. They found that a bag of Lay’s kettle cooked original chips contained a level of glyphosate at 452.71 parts per billion! Knowing which foods to stay away from can allow you to keep yourself and your family safe from the dangerous health effects of glyphosate.
Here are the test results:

General Mills

Cheerios – 1,125.3 parts per billion
Honey Nut Cheerios – 670.2 parts per billion
Wheaties – 31.2 parts per billion
Trix – 9.9 parts per billion
Annie’s gluten free bunny cookies, coca & vanilla – 55.13 parts per billion


Kellogg’s

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes – 78.9 parts per billion
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran – 82.9 parts per billion
Kashi Organic Promise – 24.9 parts per billion
Kellogg’s Special K cereal – 74.6 parts per billion
Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes – 72.8 parts per billion
Cheez-It original – 24.6 parts per billion
Cheez-It whole grain – 36.25 parts per billion
Kashi soft baked cookies, oatmeal dark chocolate – 275.58 parts per billion

Nabisco

Ritz crackers – 270.24 parts per billion
Triscuit crackers – 89.68 parts per billion
Oreo original – 289.476 parts per billion
Oreo double stuff chocolate sandwich cookies – 140.90 parts per billion
Oreo double stuff golden sandwich cookies – 215.40 parts per billion


PepsiCo

Stacy’s simply naked pita chips – 812.53 parts per billion
Lay’s kettle cookies original – 452.71 parts per billion
Doritos cool ranch – 481.27 parts per billion
Fritos orginal – 174.71 parts per billion

Campbell Soup Company

Goldfish crackers original – 18.40 parts per billion
Goldfish crackers colors – 8.02 parts per billion
Goldfish crackers whole grain – 24.58 parts per billion

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Little Debbie

Oatmeal creme pies – 264.28 parts per billion

Lucy’s

Oatmeal cookies gluten free – 452.44 parts per billion

Whole Foods

365 Organic golden round crackers – 119.12 parts per billion

Back to Nature

Crispy cheddar crackers – 327.22 parts per billion
https://www.davidwolfe.com/glyphosate-f ... od-brands/
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Re: Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy?

Post by Riddick » 11-11-2017 09:35 PM

Gee, I didn't know Cheerios were such a rich source of Glyphosate!

I guess that's the way General Mills likes it. What the general public doesn't know won't hurt them (the company, that is; for consumers, it's caveat emptor)

Cereals that pack a surprise poison punch with the crunch makes me think of that classic Monty Python sketch....


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Re: Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy?

Post by Doka » 11-12-2017 12:46 AM

I avoid pretty much every thing but for the Ritz crackers , l love Ritz Crackers. I also suffer some of the health hazards of direct use of glyphosate doing landscape maintenance for many years, but don't think that if you are citydwelers you have escaped, something keeps the weeds from growing in sidewalk cracks, lots, etc.

Also those companies mentioned have really high GMO use and have been affiliated with Monsanto in so many ways.

Basically what I highly suspect, is that all these companies are nothing but Monsanto distribution centers of very questionable, untested products . But who needs to know the science of what we are willingly ingesting into our bodies?
Perhaps someday we can find out what the "Consequences" of being "Lab Rats" at our own expense will personally mean?
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Re: Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy?

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Re: Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy?

Post by kbot » 11-14-2017 06:34 AM

Doka wrote:
11-12-2017 12:46 AM
I avoid pretty much every thing but for the Ritz crackers , l love Ritz Crackers. I also suffer some of the health hazards of direct use of glyphosate doing landscape maintenance for many years, but don't think that if you are citydwelers you have escaped, something keeps the weeds from growing in sidewalk cracks, lots, etc.

Also those companies mentioned have really high GMO use and have been affiliated with Monsanto in so many ways.

Basically what I highly suspect, is that all these companies are nothing but Monsanto distribution centers of very questionable, untested products . But who needs to know the science of what we are willingly ingesting into our bodies?
Perhaps someday we can find out what the "Consequences" of being "Lab Rats" at our own expense will personally mean?
Doesn't mater Doka - it's in the food supply, and has been for decades now. And even then, it's also airborne, so, while you may never use it, your neighbor might be (or your local organic farmer's neighbor might be.....) and that's all it takes. Many European countries banned use of this product. Why we haven't baffles me.......
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Post by Doka » 11-14-2017 09:24 AM

MONEY ?
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Re: Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy?

Post by kbot » 11-15-2017 12:09 PM

Well, yeah, that's the obvious answer. Why voters don't vote out those in Congress who approve various pesticides' use is what baffles me...... Should've been more direct on that.
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