Originally Posted by GRB5111
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My comment, hopefully my sarcasm was evident, was feigned surprise that Cheerios in any form were heart healthy. Hardly! Amazing for what passes with the "heart healthy" label nowadays. Honey Nut Cheerios are not even close, and the sugar and carbs alone will move you more rapidly down the path to T2D. Hey, but that's today's marketing that convinces so many people that the cardboard foods that taste good (sweet) are also good for you!
Not to worry - the sarcasm was very evident!
I knew they didn't actually have any nuts in them, just "the goodness of whole grain oats"
. And lots of sugar.
When my kids were little in the 80's, plain cheerios were routinely expected to be one of the first finger-foods for a baby, and were touted as healthy because they had no sugar added to them. Actually, when my little sister was a toddler (back in the late 50's) she was being given plain cheerios to eat too.
No sugar added wasn't even mentioned back then though, because cereals that had sugar added to them made it obvious in the name of the cereal: Frosted Flakes, Sugar Pops, Honey Smacks, etc. My mother rarely ever bought cereal that had sugar added, because it wasn't good for you. Instead we added a spoonful of sugar to our cereal before pouring on the milk.
This was long before the "may lower cholesterol" "part of a heart healthy diet" campaigns though.
Then they came out with all the different sugary flavors of Cheerios, which are also labeled as "may lower cholesterol", based purely on the minuscule amount of soluble fiber in them. (Ignore the man behind the curtain... I mean ignore the amount of sugar and carbs in them)
Cheerios have a long history of doing one thing and then another to try to make everyone believe they're a health promoting food.