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Sugar - Some cereals are high in sugar because they are typical junk-food type cereals. Others however are high in sugar because they contain fruit. Sugar in fruit is better than added processed sugar.
Quick oats and Old Fashioned oats are complex carbohydrates which take longer to break down than simple carbohydrates so you feel full longer and will be less likely to over-eat throughout the day. They have a low glycemic index which is good.
Two companies dominate the $7.3 billion cold cereal market: Kellogg's, with a 37 percent market share, and General Mills, with about 30 percent. General Mills claims the nation's top-selling cereal -- Cheerios -- and Kellogg's is right behind with the No. 2 and No. 3 sellers, Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes.
Best cerials at aCalorieCounter.com Cheerios (General Mills) Shredded Wheat (Post) Fiber One (General Mills) Grape Nuts (Post) Wheaties (General Mills) Total (General Mills) GOLEAN Cereal (Kashi) All-Bran (Kellogg's) Wheat Chex (General Mills)Links:
Breakfast Cereal Compared - Cereals from Post, Kellogg's & General Mills
High-fructose corn syrup: What are the health concerns? - MayoClinic.com
Oatmeal & Porridge