This info made me convicted to try more diligently to feed my children a healthy breakfast. I have to admit my older kids were eating much better than my younger. In the ‘old days,’ I would seldom buy bought cereal and we would eat a great breakfast. Due to old age?…complacency?...convenience?...I slowly bought more cereal and we morphed into having only cereal for breakfast.
Isn’t that really how sin creeps in as well? Just a little here, a little there, and then before you know it, it becomes a full blown habit. Not saying eating cereal is a sin but it sure crept into our lives.
So why is Sue Gregg and other health type teachers down on bought cereal…..
“Consider this: in a year when $9 million was made on Puffed Wheat, the rats tested on it lived for two weeks. Otherwise they got the same nutrient solution given to rats fed whole wheat, who lived over a year. The rats on sugar lived for a month. All the groups got water. In another study, one group of rats got rat chow and scampered right along; another group got Corn Flakes, while a third group got he Corn Flakes box; they all got water, too. The box guys became lethargic and eventually died of malnutrition. The cornflakes chompers suffered schizophrenic behavior, threw fits, went into convulsions and suffered organ failures fro insulin shock. Is the god of convenience worth this? Of course, we don’t see such dire effects on humans because we eat a lot of other, more nourishing things. But if you were stranded on a desert island with only cornflakes to eat, you might die more peacefully on the boxes!” from “Breakfast” by Sue Gregg
Stay tuned for So why have a hearty Breakfast? Part Three
I will post some great solutions and give some easy convenient ways to have a hearty breakfast for your kids.