The Surprising Sugary Truth about Kid’s Cereals

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Apparently, it is the best influential meal that kick-starts the day, but too often, our children are starting the day with a bowlful of sugar-packed cereal.

Did you know that kid’s cereal has an average of, 40% more sugar per “serving” than adult cereals? Obviously, the term “serving” is also rather generic and can vary vastly from person to person, so it’s dreadful to think about how much sugar our teenagers actually guzzle every morning!

Thinking about our child’s cereal, the first thing came to our minds is the colorful amulets advertising healthy breakfasts that are laden with “vitamins” and other wholesome ingredients. Sadly, these mascots are spawned by billion dollar marketing machines and have been widely popular over the few decades with clever advertising tactics. Unfortunately, their allege about “vitamins rich cereals” are very misleading.

‘It is a myth that breakfast cereals are a healthy choice.’
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Are Breakfast Cereals A Healthy Choice For My Kid?

There are very few of them. But, most children cereals are burdened with sugar. Families simply don’t realize how much is in them linked with other sugary snacks, drinks, and chocolate bars; this is pony up to an alarming, and shocking degree of tooth decay and obesity in younger children. Dentists have to extract teeth from kids as young as 5 under general anesthetic on a weekly basis. You may consult a dentist in Karachi, Lahore or other cities through Marham to know more about oral health issues in kids.

It Has a “Bad Sugar” That Evokes All Sorts of Issues:

Beside that colorful juju with a sugary smile you will find cereal products that are loaded with:

    • High fructose corn syrup (Bad Sugar) which could induce adverse health-related issues.
    • BHA (Toxic) that can provoke cancer. Marham can help you to locate the best oncologist in Karachi, Lahore or other main cities of Pakistan.

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    • Soy Lecithin (a toxic additive).
    • Annatto (A lethal chemical with natural flavoring that can result in headaches and other relevant issues).
    • BHT (A chemical compound that can potentially disturb the brain).

To treat your child issues and if you want a professional advice, then, you might need an online appointment with the best Child Specialist/Pediatrician in Karachi or other main cities of Pakistan via

It is not the bad idea. Cereal is a quick, simple, and relatively cheap food. But, We need to take a closer look at what we are actually feeding our families & to take a real look at the benefits of eating healthy, by launching colorful, fun, and healthy mascots of our own!

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Rabya Jamshed
She loves to explore various facts, ideas, perception and aspects of life and pen them down in her words. Writing is her passion. She enjoys writing on a vast variety of subjects, and health care is just one among her several specialty areas. She works closely with the “Marham” Health care team to churn out informative health content in Pakistan!

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