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Cheeseburger for Breakfast?

Believe it or not, this guy’s breakfast may be more healthy than your cereal.

The Incidental Economist’s Aaron Carroll brought our attention to an article in The Smart Set pointing out that even many healthy sounding breakfast cereals are really, really not:

Consumer Reports found that 11 popular brands are more than 40 percent sugar by weight, and even brands that at first glance may seem relatively healthy include some surprises in the fine print of their nutrition labels. For example, one cup of Cascadian Farms Organic Oats and Honey Granola contains 348 calories and the same amount of sugar (19 grams) as a standard-sized Hershey bar; once you add a half cup of 2 percent reduced fat milk, it has roughly the same amount of fat (11.5 grams) as a McDonald’s Cheeseburger.

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