The breakfast cereal aisle of the grocery store is lined with boxes upon boxes of tasty cereals that are full of chocolate pieces, marshmallows, and other sugar-laden foods that are bad for our health and waistlines. And while adults may gravitate toward the healthier-looking granolas with whole grains and plenty of dried fruit and nuts, the problem is that these options may not actually be any healthier than the cereals you ate as a kid.
These are the top six unhealthy breakfast cereals that you shouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole.
1. Kellogg’s Froot Loops
This classic cereal is likely to wreak some serious havoc on your body if you’re consuming it daily, and while you may have been able to eat it as a kid and not experience weight gain, it’s unlikely you’ll get away unscathed as an adult. Kellogg’s Froot Loops come in an array of colors, meaning there’s a whole lot of artificial dye in that box of cereal that you’re going to consume. In a ½ cup (which is barely enough to fill your bowl with milk added), you’ll be eating a whopping 12 grams of sugar. There’s also BHT found in Froot Loops, which is a common preservative in cereals that could potentially be harmful to humans.