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Sugar shock: Dietitian reveals how much sugar is in cereals labeled “healthy”

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MILWAUKEE -- Most people eat breakfast to help fuel their day, but many breakfast cereals fall short -- even the ones labeled "healthy." Our registered dietitian Lisa Grudzielanek joins Real Milwaukee to reveal the shocking amount of sugar hiding in cereal and offer some better breakfast picks.

Here are the recommended daily sugar limits from the American Heart Association:

  • Men: 9 teaspoons
  • Women: 6 teaspoons
  • Preschoolers: 4 teaspoons
  • 4-8 years old: 3 teaspoons
  • Pre-teen & teens: 5-8 teaspoons

What to look for on the label:

  • A t least 6 grams of fiber
  • At least 6 grams of protein
  • Less than 6 grams of sugar
    *be mindful of portion size!