Hi thanks for watching Neily on Nutrition.
Doing a little demo on cereal and this particular cereal is mixed berry granola
and you can see it is free from 101 artificial preservatives and ingredients.
I like the front of the package labeling here because you can very clearly see
that it’s 200 calories. You can see the fat the sodium. It’s a low sodium product
which is great. You can also see the amount of sugar – 16 grams of sugar. Equivalent of a teaspoon of sugar is 4 grams. So in each of these packets
represents a teaspoon so we have a 4 teaspoons of sugar in this particular product. Okay
so where is that sugar coming from?So we have to look at the label you’ve got to
read look at the side look at the bottom wherever that label is and read the
package. So first ingredient here is whole rolled wheat. I like that because
that is a whole grain product. Second ingredient is milled cane sugar then we
have rice flour, cornstarch and we have dried cranberries which consists of
cranberries and sugar and oil and then we’ve got brown rice syrup, honey,
molasses, and we’ve got freeze dried berries, barley malt syrup, freeze-dried
strawberries and freeze dried raspberries. So the barriers of course
are going to be a source of a fruit concentrated sugar concentrated fruit
nonetheless it is it is a quote unquote natural source of sugar. Let’s go
ahead and take a look at this at this product. So let’s go ahead and pour
ourself a bowl and I’ve got a couple of bowls here. This is a smaller bowl and a
little bit larger bowl. I don’t know what size that you eat your cereal out of. Let’s go ahead and look for that fruit.
okay so here oh there’s some blueberries couple of blueberry’s there. A little
blueberry there that’s cranberry. So there’s really not a ton of fruit in
here see here so honestly most of that 16 grams is really going to be added
sugar. So anyway so there you have a bowl. and let’s go ahead and measure out what
we have here. Remember so what is a serving? Got to pay attention to labels
so read the side of the package and now serving is look up at the top there
half a cup. There’s seven servings in this package. So half of a cup is a serving let’s go ahead and measure out what is a half of a cup. We have a half
of a cup so that’s one serving that’s 200 calories and 16 grams of sugar four
teaspoons. That barely fills the bottom of this particular bowl. Goodness
gracious. Got another half of a cup. That’s two servings. So you roughly have
roughly about three servings of cereal in here. So you’ve got to
do the multiplying so instead of 200 calories you’re going to be getting 600
calories and not just 4 teaspoons of added sugar but you’re going to be
getting what 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 teaspoons of added sugar. What does the
American Heart Association recommend? For women six teaspoons of added sugar for
women a day and nine teaspoons of added sugar for men a day. Too much no matter what
form it comes in. Read your labels read your portion sizes and cut back on your
sugar. Thanks for watching and we’ll see you in the next video