How does your cereal rate?
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Breakfast Cereals can be a great way to start your day. Read the ingredients and look at the total grams of fiber, calories, fat and sugar. The healthiest way to sweeten your cereal is to add dried or fresh fruit to an unsweetened, whole grain cereal. Look at the total grams of fiber. Many cereals now show the grams of insoluble and soluble fiber.
- Insoluble fiber(a.k.a. the intestinal scrub brush) helps in managing constipation, hemorrhoids and may help to prevent some cancers. Whole grain, whole-wheat flour, and wheat bran indicate the cereal has insoluble fiber.
- Soluble fiber helps prevent and slow the progression of heart disease and diabetes. Oats, barley, quinoa, dried fruit, nuts, soy and ground flax seed indicate the cereal has soluble fiber.
With the variety of cereals available, you will find a fiber and nutrient rich cereal that satisfies your taste buds! ENJOY!