Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Annoying commercial #4

Didn't you know? Froot Loops are now healthy because they've added a little fiber. Never mind the 12 grams of sugar, artificial colors and flavors, etc...

I'll give them credit, the message is good that we need fiber in our diets. But there are much healthier ways to get it. Good old fashioned Cheerios also provide 3 grams of fiber, but only ONE gram of sugar and a much simpler list of ingredients. Kashi Go Lean Crunch provides 8 grams of fiber (Harper loves this mixed with yogurt and blueberries!).

Other good sources of fiber include:
  • whole grains
  • beans
  • nuts & seeds
  • fruits & vegetables
Thanks, but no thanks Froot Loops - there are healthier ways to get fiber in our kids' diets!

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