A daily favorite snack in our home was a bowl of cereal - something that could tide us over between meals or whenever. I bought what I thought to be the most healthy cereal from the store before learning how our pretty, organic, expensive cereal was made by a process called high extrusion. I could no longer chalk up high dollar for something potentially harming instead of nourishing our family.
High extrusion - high what? Simply put, high extrusion is the act of imposing extreme temperatures and pressure on a grain of choice "to create a variety of shapes such as little flakes, O’s, and shredded grains for shredded wheat or Triscuits. Extrusion is also used to create puffed rice cereal, and rice cakes." So basically any of your organic or conventional cereal undergoes the high extrusion process. Based on studies, this process is thought to change the chemical make-up of the grain, possibly making the grain toxic.
Now What? A possibly toxic breakfast of champions- not in our home! We love cereal, so we had to make it from scratch. Instead of perfectly uniform extruded cereal, our family offers hand-crafted, uniquely dehydrated, flavorful cereal. After experimenting now for a number of years, we are at the place to be able to offer it to others. A healthy alternative to a not so healthy industry.
Check Out the Cereal Options Below! Sources: https://nourishingourchildren.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/whats-really-in-the-cereal-bowl/#comment-11559 Fighting the Food Giants, Paul Stitt, 1980