Healthy cereals that taste good

      Cereal is a staple in 91 percent of American households. Most eat it for breakfast, but 11 percent have cereal for dinner, according to the market research company Mintel. Consumer Reports hunted down the most nutritious cereals that are also tasty.

      Consumer Reports defines a healthy cereal as one that per serving contains:
      at least 5 grams of fiber
      a maximum of 3 grams of fat
      a maximum of 140 milligrams of sodium
      under 8 grams of sugar

      Consumer Reports' expert sensory panel was asked can a cereal be healthy and not taste like cardboard? The answer is yes! They found 13 cereals to recommend that are both healthy and tasty.

      They are:
      Bob's Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli
      Kind Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax
      Regular Cheerios
      Cheerios Multigrain
      Post Grape-Nuts The Original
      Post Shredded Wheat Wheat 'n Bran Spoon Size
      Alpen Muesli No Sugar Added
      Kellogg's All-Bran Original
      Total Whole Grain
      Quaker Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar
      Nature's Path Organic Flax Plus Flakes
      Kix Crispy Corn Puffs
      Post Shredded Wheat Original Spoon Size

      There are plenty of good reasons to eat breakfast. Studies show it may protect you against heart disease, reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, and may even improve your mind. Research on adults and children finds that having breakfast can enhance memory, attention, and verbal abilities by stabilizing your glucose levels. So eat up!



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