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May 25, 2023

Did you know that cereal, a beloved breakfast item, has a strange history that includes religious mania, mind control, food guns, and the realization that kids have immense marketing power? 
When you remove those factors, do you have a healthy product? Tony the Tiger might stop telling children that cereal is “Grrreat” if he knew they were full of refined grains, GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, and sugar that are causing all kinds of health problems for the millions of people who start their day with a bowl of this stuff. 
But are granola and organic cereals any better? Is this food children and adults should be eating first thing in the morning?
That’s what we will explore in this episode of Fatal Convenience™.
What we discuss:
05:15: What is the history of cereal?
10:02: Why is cereal a fatal convenience?
13:59: What can you eat instead of sugary cereals?
Reliable Sources where you can learn more:
  • A fun read from the NY Times on the history of cereal here 
  • A study on added sugar consumption and chronic disease risk factors here
  • HealthLine article on 12 healthy breakfast choices here
  • EWG analysis on children’s cereals here
  • EWG article on Cereal Offenders here
  • A Harvard doctor’s recipe for a healthy breakfast here
  • 30 Nutritionist-Approved Healthy Breakfast Ideas here
  • Is Granola Healthy? here
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