Nutritionists Rank America’s Most Popular Breakfast Cereals

Although debate continues on whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day, breakfast cereal marketings keep growing year after year, with $15 billion in revenue expected in 2018.

Though cereal is certainly appealing for its quick and easy preparation, sorting through the multitudes of options at grocery aisles can be a tricky task if you’re looking for something healthy. It’s a good rule of thumb to steer clear of artificially colored cereals with cartoon characters on the box, but other apparently nutritious brands tout misinforming claims of wholesome ingredients and other health benefits, disguising some not-so-great qualities, such as excessive added sugar.

We chatted with two nutritionists to get some clarity on what stimulates for a healthy cereal, and asked them to rank the nation’s most popular varieties.

Here are America’s nine top-selling cereals, according to 2017 figures from Chicago-based data firm IRI:

Honey Nut Cheerios Honey Bunches of Oats Frosted Flakes Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cheerios Froot Loops Frosted Mini-Wheats Lucky Charms Raisin Bran Raisin Bran ranks No. 1 on one of our nutritionists’ list of the best cereal options, but not on another’s. Whole grain? Yes Serving size: 1 cup( 59 g) Fiber: 7g Sugar: 18 g( 9g added sugar) Protein: 5g Whole grain? Yes Serving size: 1 cup( 28 g) Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Protein: 3g Whole grain? Yes Serving size: 3/4 beaker( 32 g) Fiber: 2g Sugar: 6g Protein: 2g Whole grain? Yes Serving size: 21 biscuits( 54 g) Fiber: 6g Sugar: 11 g Protein: 5g Whole grain? Yes Serving size: 3/4 cup( 28 g) Fiber: 2g Sugar: 9g Protein: 2g Whole grain? Yes Serving size: 3/4 beaker( 31 g) Fiber: 2g Sugar: 9g Protein: 1g Whole grain? Yes Serving size: 3/4 beaker( 27 g) Fiber: 2g Sugar: 10 g Protein: 2g Whole grain? Partially( the first ingredient is a corn flour mixture containing whole grain corn flour and degerminated yellow corn flour) Serving size: 1 cup( 29 g) Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10 g Protein: 2g Whole grain? No( first ingredient is milled corn) Serving size: 3/4 cup( 29 g) Fiber:<1g sugar: 10 g protein: 1g cheerios takes the top spot on gorin's list, and the no. 2 spot on valdez's. 10 Breakfast Cereals That Have A Nutritionist’s Stamp Of Approval The Childhood Spin You Need To Put On Your Chia Pudding Which Breakfast Cereal Are You ?

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