Cereal Fiber: A Great Source of Fiber
Cereals are typically whole grain, low in fat and a great source of fiber. Fiber is very important to our diets and digestion. We can get great health benefits from cereal fiber.
From Consumer Reports:
Fiber-rich cereals have made progress on the road to tastiness. Fourteen years ago, Consumer Reports found that most high-fiber cereals â€œtasted more like straw than grain.â€ But in our latest tests of 26 cereals, most with at least 6 grams of fiber, more than two-thirds tasted very good or better. Our testers have advice on how to get the best for breakfast.
More results from Consumer Reports:
Four cereals were both very tasty and very nutritious based on calories, fat, sodium, sugars, iron, calcium, and fiber:
- Kellogg All-Bran Original
- Post Grape Nuts The Original
- Post Shredded Wheat Original Spoon Size
- Post Shredded Wheat Wheat ‘n Bran Spoon Size.
Orange Bowl Cereal Quick Recipe
Oranges with your cereal not only up the ante on fiber, but you pack a wallop of vitamin C into the mix, too!
Place 1-cup Post Spoon Size Shredded Wheat Cereal in serving bowl. Top with 2/3 cup mandarin orange segments and juice (about 1 /2 of an 11-ounce can). Top with 1 /4 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt (or flavor of choice). Makes one serving.
Nutrition information: Calories: 290, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 4.9mg, Sodium: 40mg, Carbohydrates: 65g, Fiber: 7g, Sugars: 22g, Protein: 9g
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