Breakfast cereals are an important part of a healthy balanced diet, and many studies have shown that people who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight than those who don’t.
They can be a good source of carbs and fiber, but they can also be high in sugars and salt. Yogurt is really healthy, but mixed with unhealthy cereals, isn’t a good choice. For this reason, you should know how to identify the healthiest options when choosing your breakfast cereal.
1. Nature’s Path Organic Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon
Forget nutritional duds like conventional corn flakes. These organic flakes are made from Kamut wheat. Kamut is rich in protein, approx 30% more than regular wheat. They also contain antioxidant-rich blueberries. Blueberries can improve memory and reverse the forgetfulness of old age.
2. General Mills Multi-Grain Cheerios Cereal
At just 110 calories per serving, this cereal offers an impressive profile of 14 vitamins and minerals for a healthy diet. Every bowl of Multi-Grain Cheerios serves up 20 grams of barley, wheat, corn, oats, and rice to support weight loss.
3. Kashi 7 Whole Grain Nuggets
Read the ingredient list to make sure that the grains in your cereals are whole grains, not processed, and that they are at the beginning of the ingredients list. You can find them in organic and health food sections of grocery stores.
4. Kellogg’s Bite Size Unfrosted Mini-Wheats
Unfrosted wheat bites may strike you as a bit dull but think of this food as an opportunity to eat a healthy breakfast. Rather than opting for a frosted mini-wheat variety, get sweetness by slicing in half a banana.
5. General Mills Fiber One Original
A serving of this cereal provides just about half of the recommended daily intake of fiber. That’s fine if you usually eat a lot of fiber, but when your gastrointestinal tract is not used to a high amount of fiber, it’s best to do it gradually.
6. Kashi GoLean
Kashi GoLean contains an unusually high amount of protein for a high-fiber cereal thanks to the addition of soy protein to the mix (a combination that makes you feel full longer). It also has annatto, a natural food dye made from the outer coat of the seed of this tropical shrub.
7. Post Shredded Wheat ‘n’ Bran
You can’t get much simpler than this cereal. It has only two ingredients: whole wheat and bran, which makes it a great one to have as part of your breakfast rotation. This will prevent boredom and give you different textures, flavors, and nutrition to choose from.
8. Nature’s Path Organic Smart Bran
This patented mix of whole grains has psyllium seed husks along with oat bran and wheat bran. Psyllium is available as a fiber supplement that’s added to beverages to meet your daily fiber needs and often recommended to keep you regular. This healthy breakfast is an option if you’d rather get your daily intake of fiber in a cereal.
9. Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries Cereal
Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries Cereal can brighten up your morning with 50% of the daily recommended iron intake. At just 110 calories per serving, the cereal provides 3 grams of fiber for long-lasting satiation and steady blood sugar levels.
10. Cascadian Farm Organic Cereal
Every serving contains 18 grams of whole grains, 3 grams of fiber, and 110 calories. The organic oats and barley are lightly touched with honey to burst with both nutrition and flavor. Cascadian Farm gives an organic twist on classic cereals kids and adults will adore in maintaining a healthy weight.