Breakfast cereals are often advertised as a healthy and nutritious product giving the energy to start the day. It is hardly surprising, because they are usually full of sugar.
And it’s usually the worst-quality sugar – crystalline sucrose or glucose-fructose syrup. And also they have high glycemic index. Usually it is also a highly processed product, so there is a good chance that the composition will also include conditioners, preservatives and dyes. It’s a sweet junk food. Completely better is to compose own granola or mix of cereals and grains for breakfast – then, yes, it is a healthy snack.