A Bowl of Toxic Cereals for Breakfast?

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A BOWL OF TOXIC CEREALS FOR BREAKFAST?
by: MagicalHands

Grains, also called as cereal or cereal grains are usually served on breakfast tables almost all over the world. It became a major part of the human diets for many years already because they are a great source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, oils, and protein. So isn’t it a great idea to have cereals in the morning? But what will you do if you find your favorite breakfast cereal, contains substance used in jet fuels? Do you really know what the things behind these bowls of cereal are? Many of us are fond of eating cereals. According to Loren Cordain, PhD in “Evolutionary Aspects of Nutrition and Health”, cereal grains make up a large portion of the world's food supply. Eight cereal grains-- wheat, rice, oats, barley, rye, sorghum, maize and millet -- supply 56 percent of the world's calories and 50 percent of protein intake. It became very popular especially to children, when companies started to add colors and sugar to improve its taste. According to a report by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, cereal companies have improved the nutritional quality of most cereals marketed directly to children, but they also have increased advertising to children for many of their least nutritious products. From 2008 to 2011, total media spending to promote child-targeted cereals increased by 34%. (Cereal FACTS 2012). Cereals are produced by a process called extrusion, in which grains are put in a machine called extruder with a very high heat and pressure. This process drastically reduces the nutrient contents of the grains needed by the body. It is not just the process, but also the contents, that made a large impact on the health of each individual. Many of us are not aware of breakfast cereals, packed with toxic chemicals. Some of these chemicals are High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), Yellow #5 and Aspartame. HFCS may lead to obesity, diabetes, metabolic...
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