We all know that those sugar coated cereals are something we should stay clear of. But, when we stroll down the cereal aisle in the supermarket, we see boxes that say things like:
- A great source of vitamins and minerals
- Rich in fiber
- Healthy For Your Heart
- and more…
But are these claims true? Are these cereals as great for you as the manufacturer leads us to believe?
It is my opinion that you may want to stay clear of those cereals too
Even though the manufacturer makes all these claims, these cereals can also drive your blood sugar high. These “high-fiber” cereals are full of starches and starch breaks down quite quickly in your body and becomes sugar.
This process does damage to your cells and can lead to that terrible disease called diabetes along with systemic inflammation, increased allergies, digestive problems and even can cause issues with infertility.
The damage leads to premature aging
The ultimate damage is to your hormones… Spikes in blood sugar create havoc with your body creating growth hormone. That is the hormone that helps you look and feel younger.
Vitamins and minerals are added synthetically
The box of cereal states it is a great source of vitamins and minerals but what they do not tell you is that those vitamins and minerals are added synthetically. They are not naturally occurring and can be quite difficult for your body to absorb.
There are some studies which have shown synthetically added Vitamin E can actually be bad for us while natural Vitamin E is good for our bodies.
The reason you do not absorb the vitamins is because cereal goes through an extrusion process. The manufacturing process that make the shapes of cold cereal destroy fatty acids and vitamins in the grains. The cereal becomes toxic through the altered structure of amino acids.
Another reason we do not absorb the vitamins are the grains are not properly prepared. We do not soak or sprout grains which would eliminate physic acid, a substance in grains that binds nutrients preventing the body from absorbing them and makes grains hard to digest.
Those Cereals Can Store Body Fat
If you consistently read my blog, you know that I am a fan of a low carb, high fat diet. The reason for this is if you are eating high carbs, your body will not burn the fat… It will store it.
Many people have this issue. Look at the people with belly fat. Their bodies store the fat because they ingest high carbs.
Cereals actually help your body store fat. The spikes in blood sugars create high insulin levels from the pancreas which in turn tells your body to store the fat. Cereal goes completely against any diet that is meant to help you lose weight.
Cereal turns your body into a carbohydrate burning machine instead of a fat burning machine.
The Cereals Can Also Cause Damage To Your Gut In The Long Run
Cereals with wheat are known to have high contents of gluten which can possibly cause gut damage. And those cereals with corn ingredients are normally made with GMO corn. Studies have shown that GMO’s are terrible for you and your children.
So your cereal says it is rice based? Rice is full of starch which will turn to sugar immediately.
I highly suggest you just leave that box of cereal on the shelf. My apologies to those cereal manufacturers, but you are creating a fat planet.
Eat some eggs!
But eggs are high in fat!
Yes, eggs are high in fat. That is a great reason to eat them. They have no carbs and your body will burn the fat that those eggs are putting in your body.
Fat isn’t the problem… The actual problem is sugar, GMO’s, soy, canola and pesticides. All of these are leading to obesity and bad health.
Have some eggs with some vegetables, fruits, avocado and even some grass fed, organic meat.
I love eggs with avocado and I bet you will too. Or make yourself a vegetable and fruit smoothie. Another wonderful breakfast is Bulletproof Coffee. Here is a link showing how to make it: https://blog.bulletproof.com/bulletproof-coffee-recipe/
If eggs aren’t your idea of a delightful breakfast, I suggest organic, full of fat yogurt with some organic berries, nuts like almonds or pecans and enjoy a gut-healthy breakfast.
It is a sad world that we cannot trust what is written on the outside of a manufacturer’s label but it has been that way for years. It is up to us as consumers to read and understand what we are putting in our bodies.
Remember… High fat and low carbs.