We Ranked The Top 10 Best-Selling Breakfast Cereals Based On Their Nutrition

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Frosted Flakes

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Frosted Flakes

I don't want to call Tony the Tiger a liar. He seems like a nice enough guy.

But when it comes to nutritional standards, Frosted Flakes are anything but "Grrreat!"

This might come as a surprise given their appearance.

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I don't want to call Tony the Tiger a liar. He seems like a nice enough guy.

But when it comes to nutritional standards, Frosted Flakes are anything but "Grrreat!"

This might come as a surprise given their appearance.

The cereal appears to consist solely of innocuous looking corn flakes, with no crazy colors or outrageous additions.

But each one of those flakes is coated (or "frosted") with sugar.

A single serving of Frosted Flakes is a measly 3/4 cup, an amount most people easily surpass in a single bowl of cereal.

A recent study showed that the average American eats 30 percent more cereal than the standard serving size, and 10 percent of Americans eat more than 2-1/2 times the standard serving size.

So although a serving of Frosted Flakes serves up 11 grams of sugar, it's likely that most people are eating closer to 20 grams if this is their go-to cereal.

This is the case for nearly every cereal with a small serving size, but it's an especially big issue when the cereal's low in important nutrients like fiber and protein.

Frosted Flakes are vitamin-fortified, but you're better off getting those vitamins from fruits and veggies.


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