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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Choosing the Right Cereal

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.  

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