The food industry’s biggest con trick is one you’re probably falling for every day of the week. Even worse, the victims are your children.
Visit any supermarket and wander down the aisle of breakfast cereals. The message from the packets couldn’t be more encouraging.
This one is ‘the sunshine breakfast’. That one is made from ‘wholesome corn, oats, rice and wheat’. Pretty much all are ‘fortified with vitamins and minerals’. The contents of the attractive colourful boxes can form ‘part of a balanced diet’.
Health hazard? According to Which? many breakfast products are laden with so much sugar they ought to be sold alongside chocolate biscuits
For decades, we have been sold the story that a bowl of cereal is one of the healthiest things a caring mother could feed her children every morning.
But many cereals hide a horrible secret: the large amounts of sugar the manufacturers have pumped into them.