Daily Challenge Wednesday Apr. 18, 2012
See if your cereal has at least 3 to 5g fiber, 3g protein, and less than 13g of sugar per serving.
How to do it
Pull out your (or your family's) favorite breakfast cereal and check the nutrition label. The cereal should deliver three to five grams of fiber, three grams of protein, and less than 13 grams of sugar per serving. Read the serving size information carefully, because many people end up eating more than the recommended serving size.
Why it matters
The breakfast table can be an easy place to start the day's healthy eating, because cereal can deliver a lot of nutrition in a relatively small package. The trick is to choose the right cereals. A cereal that contains healthy amounts of fiber, protein, and sugar will lower your fat and cholesterol intake, boost your concentration and productivity throughout the morning, help control your weight, and even lower your risk of heart disease.
In Greece, young children at the breakfast table may eat a thick cereal that's made by pouring cornmeal into boiling milk.
It falls a little short - only 2g each fiber & protein, but good on sugar at 9g. Of course I don't eat cereal very much, this is more what my children eat...
Noha T. replied September 11, 2012 at 19:50 UTC:
I love cereal and I am a label reader (to the annoyance of other shoppers).
I get sick if I eat junky cereal anymore...only good oaty granola or Fiber One!!
I didn't check... I eat Cheerios.. made myself learn to love them... cause everything else was so loaded.. so that is my cereal and I am sticking to it...
YEAH! Oatmeal Squares are amazing and so yummy.
I eat Total Cereal! It has 100% of all your B-Vitamins and much more. So not only does it meet the criteria here, but it also helps give me an extra boost of energy for my day.
I have a box of store brand wheat chex that rated very well, but I'm the only one eating it because the rest of the family is turning up their noses at it, it's too bland. I do doctor it up with almond milk, fresh blueberries and some sugar, though.
I NEVER eat cereal but my husband does. We checked the 3 boxes currently in the house and Post Alpha Bits rated the best, then Kellogg's Rice Krispies and in last place Kellogg's Frosted Flakes.
Well I will have to check when I get home. I don't eat cereal much and when I do it's shredded wheat cereal, I think I'm good.
My favourite is good old oatmeal...
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