Froot Loops vs. Fiber

While watching TV the other day, a commercial came on for Fruit Loops and stating that they were now a source of fiber. For real? Seriously? It got me curious. I went to the Kellogg’s website and looked at the nutritional info for Fruit Loops. Yep, sure enough it has 3 grams of fiber; it also has 12 grams of sugar. A child from 1-3 need approximately 19 grams of fiber a day and the number gets higher and higher. Our bodies need fiber to work properly, to flow properly. The false advertising of Fruit loops makes you think it is a viable source of fiber, even that it is a healthy choice. The first ingredient of Fruit Loops is sugar and that is what will affect a child more than the 3 grams of fiber. Try oatmeal with raisins or bananas, now that is fiber.

Sources:
Daily Fiber Requirements
Cereal: The Complete Story(PDF)
Froot Loops Details

Felicia

About Felicia

Hello, I am Felicia and I am one of the founding members of Health Now, Wealth Forever. When we came up with the concept of starting our family business, I was enthusiastic just to spend time working on a project with my family. But, as we have grown and expanded, my passion for educating myself and others - about alternative health options and changing the way we view finances and life - has taken over. While I admit I am not the healthiest of our group, I am working on it daily and hope that the articles I write help you to work on it with me. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to open our minds and yours to an alternative way of look at health, wealth and life!

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