Healthy Homemade Cereal
This delicious and healthy homemade cereal tastes like a cross between Grape Nuts and Cracklin’ Oat Bran.
Some information you just don’t want to hear…or at the very least, you wish you could “un-hear it“. What I’m about to share may fall into that category, but it’s important.
Ever the “belle of the ball”, cereal has long been revered for its taste, nutritional content and ease. But facts are facts, and boxed breakfast cereals are one of the unhealthiest foods on the grocery store shelf. “Fortified” with synthetic vitamins, colored with artificial food dyes and processed from unhealthy grains…in a word, they’re TOXIC (and I don’t usually like using that word…but it fits the bill here).
Even worse (and this was a total gut punch), organic cereals are often the worst offenders of all! SAY WHAT???
How can something organic actually be worse than non-organic? Organic cereals are made from whole grains which contain more protein. During the extrusion process (where grains are liquefied using high heat and pressure, creating a slurry, then formed into whatever flake, puff, or shape desired) the violent heat and pressure denatures the grains, causing the protein in the grain to become toxic and highly allergenic. (Hello leaky gut!)
We’ve been taught to look for cereals made with whole grains and an ample amount of protein to provide the healthiest start to our day. Unfortunately, cereals made with whole grains and high in protein are actually the worst offenders as the more protein, the more harmful the cereal. (sad face)