Top ten cereals containing high levels of sugar

Top ten cereals containing high levels of sugar

These cereals might be popular and tasty, but they are not the healthiest on the market.

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A few months ago, a study by Wits University revealed that most baby foods contained unacceptable sugar levels.

READ: Research finds alarming sugar level in SA baby foods

Now, a new report by Business Tech has found that some of the most popular cereals - mostly loved by kids, contain high levels of sugar, too.

According to Healthy Food Guide, a healthy cereal should contain fewer than 15g of sugar per 100g. Sadly, a report by Business Tech, which looked at 40 of the most popular cereal brands, found that almost half have sugar content that makes up a quarter of a typical serving.

Below are the ten cereals that were found to have the highest levels of sugar:

- Bokomo Otees Cream Soda  - 38.6g per 100g

- Bokomo Otees Mixed Berry – 33.5g per 100g

- Kellog’s Strawberry Pops – 33.1g per 100g

- Kellog’s Coco Pops – 33.1g per 100g

- Bokomo Otees Chocolate Flakes – 31.9g per 100g

- Nestle Bar One – 29.7g per 100g

- Nestle Honey Cheerios – 29.2g per 100g

- Bokomo Otees Bubblegum – 29.9g per 100g

- Kellogs Coco Pops Crunchers - 29.0g per 100g

- Bokomo Otees Apple – 28.4g per 100g

READ: Five products in your kitchen that are packed with sugar

Image courtesy of iStock/ EvgeniiAnd

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