Those Fortified Cereals and Snack Bars Are Good for You, Right? Maybe Not

Cereals and snack bars over-fortified can be unhealthy
Those fortified cereals with added vitamins and minerals you have been purchasing for your kids may seem like the healthier choice compared to those which don’t have the added nutrients, but they may actually be more harmful than the average cereal. This is especially true for the young, old and women who are pregnant. How can a fortified cereal be harmful? As the saying goes, too much of a good thing isn’t always what’s best for you.

According to a report from the Environmental Working Group, almost half of children under the age of eight are potentially consuming harmful amounts of niacin, vitamin A and zinc because of the common practice of foods such as cereal to forti

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One Response to Those Fortified Cereals and Snack Bars Are Good for You, Right? Maybe Not

  1. My daughter used to eat cereals before but I tried to limit it. I had read on some articles that cereals are over-fortified and it’s not good for the children. I just give her cereals twice a week because she also drinks her milk.

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