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Sugary Cereals Named and Shamed

It took a while, but health officials are finally admitting publicly that sugary cereals are nothing more than obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease and cancer in-the-making. According to BBC.com, British officials not only are taking the cereal industry to task for their contribution to chronic disease, but are naming names. The most sugar-laden cereals include those commonly eaten in the U.S., such as Frosted Flakes. But other cereals often marketed to children as “light” in sugar were also named, including Cheerios and Rice Krispies.

Don’t be surprised if, in response to this devastating-to-industry news, that you see a flurry of advertising for the very cereals named here. You see, the sugar industry has its very livelihood at stake, and teamed up with the cereal industry, the two together will do whatever it takes to keep pushing killer sugar on consumers.

Industry has a long history of finding ways to downplay the role sugar plays in chronic disease, including sponsoring “research” to cast doubt on the hazards of sugar, while simultaneously promoting fat as the culprit to bad health. And this is just one of their tricks — you can expect more, as this industry will not go down without a fight.

You, however, have the power to control what you and your children eat. Changing your and your children's food choices to those with higher amounts of healthy fat and fewer net carbs will ultimately increase your energy level, improve your health and help you maintain a normal weight. Eating a healthy high-fat diet will help shift your metabolism from primarily burning carbs to burning fat, the basis of a ketogenic diet

I advise keeping your total fructose consumption below 25 grams per day from all sources, including fruits, because although they are rich in nutrients and antioxidants, they also naturally contain fructose, and if consumed in high amounts may actually worsen your insulin sensitivity and raise your uric acid levels.
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