Cereal goes all the way back to 10,000 years ago when farmers took whole grains and made them into porridge. It was the first steady food supply ever invented. While the original form of cereal had nutrients intact, and used whole grains, that is not the case today.
Between manufacturing processes and flavor enhancers, this quick on the go option has developed over the decades to be just that, quick and easy.
Cereal has become loaded with sugar and has little nutritional value other than some synthetic vitamins and minerals.
There are even several different ways to process cereal because of the mass produced need all over America specifically. We buy about 2.7 billion boxes of cereal each year, leading to annual sales of about $10 billion, making it one of the top three most popular supermarket products.
Secret: While cereal is an easy, yummy, on the go option, it will leave you not so ready to be on the go.