5 Ways to Make Cereal Healthier

You can still pick the healthiest breakfast cereal and pump up the nutritious value in your bowl.

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Add fruit to cereal. (Photo: Pixabay)

There are many options when it comes to selecting your cereals – ‘low sugar’, ‘high fibre’, ‘more fruit’, etc. With so many options, people can be overwhelmed.  But you can still pick the healthiest breakfast cereal and pump up the nutrition in your bowl.

Portion size matters.

Most people have more than a cup of cereal although most of the time the serving size is between half a cup to one cup only.

Experts suggest that you should aim for a cereal that has 200 calories or less per serving. Use a measuring cup to keep yourself honest, and stick to the recommended serving size

Whole grains.

Opt for whole grains like wheat, brown rice, and corn, which keep the entire grain kernel. It provides a substantial amount of vitamins and minerals, and because they take longer to digest, they keep you feeling full longer.

Note the fibre content.

Lower your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes with a high-fibre diet. The recommended amount of fibre is 25g for women.

Related: Top 13 Fibre RIch Foods

Keep to low sugar.

Look for cereals that offer 10g or less per serving, so you can keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout the day helps to regulate your hunger and mood.

 Add fruits and nuts.

Try blueberries, strawberries, sliced almonds. These make excellent additions to your cereal, not only are they good, but they are also very healthy.

 

 

Text: Bauer/ Good Health/ Additional Reporting: Shenielle Aloysis

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