Almost half the population of America lives on cereal. It can’t get easier to eat a healthy breakfast. Simply tear open a bag and dunk it in a bowl filled with milk.
It is important to start out with a heavy and healthy breakfast and nothing fits the criteria better than cereal. To be getting our daily dose of nutrients, we need to spread out the amount of fiber, sugar and protein we consume in the day.
Rule 1: Eat 5 Grams of fiber
Try to buy cereal that has high fiber content. Your daily dose of fiber should not exceed 30 grams. So make sure you get at least 5 grams of fiber from your cereal to kick start your day.
Rule 2: Eat 5 Grams of Protein
Buy cereal that naturally contains protein and not ones that contain added protein supplements. Natural protein can be found in whole grains, seeds and nuts.
Adding the cereal to milk will add on the extra 5 to 6 grams of protein to your morning meal.
Rule 3: Eat 10 Grams of sugar
Sugar no doubt is bad for the body. But we need to limit the consumption and not cut it out completely. Everything in moderation is good.
Some cereals contain too much sugar and should thus be avoided. Instead opt for cereals where you get your sugars from natural sources like dry fruits.
So there is a healthy way to even eat cereal. Not all those cereal you find in your supermarket is healthy. Be aware and stay healthy!
Written by: Rasha Ashraf