How to choose the healthiest #breakfastcereal?
have all been there, roaming grocery store aisles hoping to find the healthiest and best breakfast cereal for us.
We are here to spare your sanity and help you make the best decision.
First, you need to look for three main things: Sugar, Salt and Fibers.
SUGAR should be toward the end of the ingredients list, as the first ingredient means the product is mostly made out of it. Sometimes sugar has different names that might seem healthier such as fruit juice concentrate or evaporated cane juice, but they are just the same as simple sugar.
It is also better to choose your cereals without dried fruits, as most of them are coated with sugar. So, it is better to add fresh fruits to your cereal bowl at home. Always check if the sugar content is higher than 7 g per serving, then you can probably find better alternatives!
Salt is also present in breakfast cereals, even when it is low in calories because that's when you tend to eat more of it and therefore eat more sodium than your daily requirement. Try to look for breakfast cereals with 240 mg or less of sodium per serving.
As for fibers, which is the main thing we look for in breakfast cereals to keep us full and fulfilled throughout the day, always aim for whole grain or oat cereals. These ingredients should be listed at the top of the ingredients list. Always look for 3 g or more of fiber per serving.