Choosing the Right Cereal
Looking for a healthy cereal can be a challenge with so many options in the cereal aisle of the grocery store. Here are some tips for finding a healthy cereal.
· Look for whole grain as the first ingredient: whole wheat, whole corn, and oats. The best choices are 100 percent whole grain.
· Choose a cereal that is a good source of fiber – at least three grams per serving. Information about grams of fiber per serving can be found on the Nutrition Facts label printed on food products.
· Limit sugars to no more than 6 grams per serving – which is ½ teaspoons.
· The less processing the better. Buying a container of oatmeal often is a better option than buying oatmeal packets that usually contain added sodium and sugar.