New research by Which? magazine has shown that some cereals are now so sweet they should be in the biscuit aisle.
12 out of 14 cereals tested were found to have high sugar levels, with Kellogg's Frosties being the worst offender and composed of a whopping 37% sugar. The ever-popular Crunchy Nut Cornflakes were a close contender.
Even those cereals marketed as 'healthy' such as All-Bran, Bran Flakes and Special K were slated in the report for containing too much sweetener.
Having a sugary breakfast can cause blood sugar peaks and troughs throughout the day, causing energy crashes and further cravings for sugary food. Instead, the ideal breakfast contains high quality proteins, good fats and complex carbohydrates. All very well in theory, but eggs on toast or porridge with nuts and seeds can take a while to make, and time is in demand for most people in the morning.
If you find yourself pushed for time to prepare a proper breakfast, try Get Up and Go! Low-GL Breakfast Shake from the Patrick Holford Range (£18.15 for 300g, Holland and Barrett). Soya yoghurt with muesli, apples and walnuts or a fruit smoothie can also provide a balanced breakfast on the go.