Health experts offer tips for navigating the cereal aisle and finding the most nutritious -- and tastiest -- options among the fruity flakes and fiber twigs.
Added sugar vs. natural sugar
Increasingly, breakfast-cereal makers are offering more nutritious, low-sugar options. The trick is trying to find them amidst the Cocoa Puffs, Frosted Flakes, Lucky Charms and all the other sugary concoctions on grocery store shelves. Even cereals that seem healthy -- if you're to trust the front-of-the-box labels on many brands -- may be just the opposite.
"Companies have made it harder for shoppers to find a good cereal. They make all these health claims and you really have to read the fine print," says Bonnie Liebman, director of nutrition for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.