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Many breakfast cereals 'have more sugar than desserts'
Some of the leading cereals contain more sugar than cakes, doughnuts and ice cream, research shows.
Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cornflakes and Coco Pops as well as Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp were among those that had the highest sugar content. While others, including Shreddies and Special K, still had more than some cakes, researchers found.
The food and grocery comparison website gathered data on the sugar content of leading cereal brands and compared them to some of the nation's favorite snacks and deserts.
SUGAR CONTENT
 Kellogg's Coco Pops - 14.8g (per 40g serving)
 Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Cornflakes - 13.6g
 Kellogg's Coco Rocks - 12.8g
 Weetabix Minis Chocolate Crisp - 11.3g
 Vienetta ice cream cake 11g per slice
 Scoop of vanilla ice cream - 10g
 Nestle Cheerios - 8.6g
 Jam doughnut - 8.6g
 Kellogg's Special K - 6.8g
 Nestle Shreddies - 6.2g
 Nestle Shreddies - 6.2g
 McVities chocolate cake - 5.4g per slice
 Kellogg's Rice Krispies - 4g
 Kellogg's Cornflakes - 3.2g
Jonny Steel, a spokesman for mySupermarket.co.uk said: "Consumers can end up thinking they are choosing a healthy cereal, often because some sound healthy or simply look healthy because of how they are marketed.
"Yet, as with any product bought, shoppers need to make sure they read the nutritional information on the packet to understand the content."
Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/8630446.stm

Published: 04/19/2010
 
Dr. Iverson's Comment
Well, someone’s starting to get it right. The English are excelling beyond the Yanks!
This is a subject I have dedicated an entire chapter in my new book, Nature’s Diet. I write about how breakfasts differ as we compare from country to country around the world.   Traditionally in South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East they do not eat sweets at breakfast. Rather the breakfast consists of hearty foods, like their dinner.
 In Europe, Australia, and of course USA we have traded hearty for sweet and stimulated; donuts and coffee. Even if you think you are doing right with a low sugar breakfast cereal, it is quite possible it is loaded carbohydrates that break down into sugar in the body. Add that cereal with juice, toast, jam, fruit, and sugared coffee and you have a prescription for blood sugar imbalances. 
Look for my book Nature’s Diet to be released after summer. You will be absolutely impressed with a nutrition guide that answers your most important questions.
In the meantime, steer clear of the sweets~
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