The Associated Press asked a panel of nutrition scientists to examine six major brands of cereal that advertise reduced-sugar versions of their products. Their verdict: The new products have less sugar content, but in terms of nutrition they’re virtually the same because the cereals contain more refined carbohydrates. Why are there more carbs? To make the cereals crunchy. The problem is that refined carbohydrates act exactly the same as sugar in the body.
Read those labels. Keep an eye on the ingredients, looking for high fiber, low sugar, and low fat. Whole grains are optimum.