Breakfast cereals are not too healthy, says UK watchdog

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London, April 29 (ANI): If you think that having cereals is the best way to start your day, then here's a news flash - they're far from being healthy, according to a new study.

Consumer watchdog Which? has warned that a third of breakfast cereals are either too salty or sugary, with some containing more sugar than a chocolate bar and more salt than ready-salted crisps.he warning comes after Which? conducted a survey of the top 100 breakfast cereals and found that 67 were 'high' in sugar - according to the Food Standards Agency guidelines.

This means they contained more than 12.5g of added sugar per 100g and would be colour coded red if the manufacturer used the traffic light labelling scheme.

Eight of the cereals were 'high' in salt, containing more than 1.5g of salt per 100g. This would also merit a red traffic light.ust one of the 100, Nestli's Shredded Wheat, merits a green light for both salt and sugar.

The watchdog, said it was 'shocked' at the poor nutrition content of many of the ones aimed specifically at kids.

"Breakfast is important, and some cereals deserve their healthy image, but most simply don't. It's especially shocking that almost all those targeted at children are less healthy. With such ittle choice, it's a daily struggle for consumers," the Telegraph quoted Sue Davies, chief policy adviser at Which? as saying. (ANI)

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