Nutrition and Labeling - Kashi Go Lean Cereal




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happykristen
06-09-2010, 12:42 AM
So I'm in the cereal aisle looking for a breakfast cereal that does not have sugar as one of the first 3 ingredients (which I never found), and while reading the box of Kashi Go Lean Crunch I note that the third ingredient is listed as "dehydrated cane syrup crystals" which sounds suspiciously like sugar to me. I looked it up on the internet, and yep, it is sugar. Less refined than "sugar" sugar, but still, sugar. I like cereal as a snack, and it doesn't need to be sweetened. If I want sweet cereal, I can add a packet of splenda. Why does everything have to have sugar in it?


Passionista
06-09-2010, 12:58 AM
I feel ya! I like several Kashi products and would gladly eat them regularly IF they had NO sugar!

Everlasting
06-09-2010, 01:18 AM
Yeah, I attempted to find a cereal without sugar but could not. Sticking to oatmeal.


fcmonroe
06-09-2010, 07:08 AM
Try Uncle Sam's. No sugar there.

Loriann7
06-09-2010, 08:48 AM
Meusli does not have sugar.

And why splenda? Do you not know splenda was developed as a pesticide? YUP, it's used as a pesticide! I stopped using it and moved over to Xylitol, low calories and no side effects, it's natural AND it's healthy for your teeth! ;).

Rochester
06-09-2010, 09:00 AM
Arrowhead Mills Puffs (http://www.arrowheadmills.com/category/puffs). It doesn't get much more basic than that!

I get the Corn Puffs and add nuts, seeds, and fresh fruit. Yummy!

MindiV
06-09-2010, 09:12 AM
Meusli does not have sugar.

And why splenda? Do you not know splenda was developed as a pesticide? YUP, it's used as a pesticide! I stopped using it and moved over to Xylitol, low calories and no side effects, it's natural AND it's healthy for your teeth! ;).



Keep xylitol away from your dog! (Noticed the cute little puppy avatar)...it's been known to cause severe health issues and/or rapid death if ingested by dogs...

Beach Patrol
06-09-2010, 10:52 AM
I love Kashi Go Lean CRUNCH! - regardless of the sugar, it has a good amount of FIBER, and fiber is what I'm aiming for!

BerkshireGrl
06-09-2010, 11:23 AM
Do you not know splenda was developed as a pesticide? YUP, it's used as a pesticide!

UGH! :p Maybe I'll just stick to a bit of real sugar. Right now, I use Equal (aspartame, 2-3 packets a day), but I've been having stomach issues (pain, cramping) and wonder if it's connected... Don't know if it would be the issue in small amounts, but maybe?

I found this (http://quazen.com/recreation/food/oops-five-accidentally-invented-foods/) about the birth of Splenda:

Oops! Five Accidentally Invented Foods
Published on September 4, 2009 by Webiny in Food

Splenda (sucralose)

Originally intended to be: insecticide

In 1976, two researchers at a London University experimented with their newly developed insecticide. The experiments went well and multiple tests were conducted. One day the head researcher, a native of India, told his assistant to test the latest formula. However, because of his heavy accent, the assistant misinterpreted his words as “taste it”. On doing so, he found it to be sweet. He relayed this information to the head scientist, who was shocked that his assistant would taste a toxic chemical. However after seeing no visible harm to his assistant, the scientist went so far as to sweeten his coffee with it. When the men presented their findings to the university, the use of the chemical compound sucralose as an artificial sweetener was born.

Btw, whenever I see commercials or print ads for giving kids desserts cooked with Splenda, I think "Nooooooo!". Why give kids Frankenfoods? :?:

ETA: Very interesting in-depth article (http://www.womentowomen.com/healthyweight/splenda.aspx) on Splenda and other artificial and natural sweeteners, and their impact on the body...

CorinneIrene
06-09-2010, 08:56 PM
I love Kashi Go Lean CRUNCH! - regardless of the sugar, it has a good amount of FIBER, and fiber is what I'm aiming for!

Agreed! That's become my daily cereal. I'm not concerned about the sugar in it as my sugar intake is low anyways- often too low for what's recommended.

BUT! If you're looking for no sugar: Kashi 7 whole grain puffs-there is no sugar in it whatsoever. The only ingredients are whole hard red wheat, whole brown rice, whole oats, whole barley, whole triticale, whole rye, whole buckwheat, and sesame seeds. Try looking where they have gluten free cereals displayed- they often put it with that and other healthy options.

It's delicious- I just had a bowl for breakfast this morning.

JoJoJo2
06-09-2010, 09:29 PM
Other no sugar cereals would include Fiber One and Post Shredded Wheat, both of which list sugars as 0g.

The aforementioned Uncle Sam cereal lists its sugars as less than 1g, which is almost nothing.

I'm going to be looking for that Kashi 7 whole grain puffs, sounds interesting.

Stella4
06-10-2010, 10:02 PM
I like the Kashi Honey Almond Flax Flavour but find it too sweet also.

I only add it to a salad once in a while or just with milk if I'm pressed with time, but I try to limit it because it has a pretty high fat content. But the benefits of the fibre and flax is what I'm going for.

Cape Breton Chick
06-11-2010, 06:16 AM
Hey everyone..just wanted to jump in here on the whole sugar substitute discussion.. lol I have been using Stevia.. it is all natural, derived from a plant and a very little goes a LONG way .. I get it at the natural health food store here.. and while as small bottle is 10$, like I said a little goes a long long way so it lasts for a very long time!

And as for the Kashi Go Lean, I use it sometimes and I do not find it sweet to the taste, not like other cereals out there and the health beneifts regadring the protein and fiber in it for me outweigh the scant amount of sugar I get in each serving.. Its just something I would have maybe every second day type thing.

kattywhompas
06-29-2010, 03:26 PM
Grape Nuts is a great cereal with very little sugar and high in fiber. I love them!

mortonpixie
07-11-2010, 07:30 PM
I'm off the sugar subs to and have opted for stevia (try a few dif brands, some are a little bitter) or a product called Whey Low. Anyone interested in good health should really get educated about Aspartame and Splenda.

Start with this film Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6551291488524526735#) You can watch it for free on this link.

2muchbackend
07-12-2010, 01:35 AM
I use splenda all the time. I really need to get off of it. I think stevia tastes to sweet. But I'm to the point were I think a little sugar is ok as long as not a diabetic.

fatgyrl
07-12-2011, 10:21 AM
...And why splenda? Do you not know splenda was developed as a pesticide? YUP, it's used as a pesticide!...
Do you know why? Because the sucking bugs don't like sweet. Organic farmers spray with very diluted molasses for the same reason.

strawbariana
10-12-2011, 10:13 PM
Shredded whole wheat has absolutely no sugar in it, which I love but Kashi Go Lean is one of the most recommended cereals around, even with the sugar.

candice1022
10-12-2011, 11:06 PM
just eat a cereal that has the least amount of sugar... no one says you have to give up taste...

LAgreeneyes
01-10-2012, 04:20 PM
Thanks for the ideas of the cereals with no sugars.