With all the fortified cereals on the market now, this is pretty easy to find. People under the age of 50 should eat at least 25 grams of fiber per day, so finding a cereal with 5 grams per serving will supply you with 20% of your daily total
-The Word “Whole Wheat”, “Bran” or “Oat” At The Top of The Ingredients List
This insures that it really does contain whole grains. Just because the word is in the name, doesn’t mean it is actually in the box! The closer an ingredient is to the beginning of the list, the greater proportion of that ingredient to the other ingredients in the product
-At Least 25% of Vitamins and Mineral
Again, with all the fortified cereals on the shelves, this is easy to spot!
-Less Than 5 Grams of Sugar
Cereal can be loaded with the sweet stuff! To cut out the empty calories, chose a cereal low in sugar and add fresh fruit instead
So what am I currently crunching in the mornings? I just broke open a box of Nature’s Path Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon Cereal. High in fiber, and low in fat this cereal starts my morning off right! And the first two ingredients? “Organic Whole Wheat meal” and “Organic Wheat Bran”. Double whammy!
This morning, I paired my cereal with a cup of Blueberry Chobani And fresh strawberries.All together now!