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How To Choose The Best Breakfast Cereal?
Submitted on November 1, 2013
Breakfast cereal can be tasteless- Willie Wonka says it’s made of pencil shavings! Here’s how you find the best cereal…
What could be better than starting off your day with one whole serving of nutritious grains? Any health guru will tell you that opting for the right breakfast is cereal very important. On the other hand, it is only natural for you to pick something that tastes good.
Fixing a bowl of cereal may be quite an easy task, but choosing a box of breakfast cereal is no piece of cake. Taking a walk down the breakfast cereal aisle in any supermarket is no less than going on a treasure hunt, especially if you are not sure about which type and brand you want to pick up. While some brands will tempt you because they are supposed to be low in sugar, others will claim to be good for your heart. If you start reading the fine print on each box that looks appealing, you will probably need to spend all day in that aisle. What’s worse is that after reading all labels carefully, you still can’t be sure if you’ve made the right choice or not.
While there is nothing like the “best’ breakfast cereal, some types may be healthier than others. Given below are a few useful tips that could help you separate the “good” ones from the others –
While shopping for breakfast cereals, try to choose brands that are endorsed by well-known and recognized health institutions, such as the American Heart Association (AHA). These endorsements are an indication that the brand of cereal meets a certain standard of nutrition or quality.
Just choosing the right breakfast cereal isn’t always enough; you need to make sure that the breakfast you fix is healthy too! Increase the nutritional value of your breakfast by –
The tips mentioned above are just the basic guidelines for choosing a healthy breakfast cereal; you can always consult a dietician for guidance based on your dietary requirements.