If I were to describe a perfect morning, then it would certainly be a sunny one with me relishing a bowl of tasty cereals and taking a breath of fresh air in front of a wide-opened window. Awww…
Now, getting back to the point I was going to make.
I went the other day to the supermarket determined to get some breakfast cereals. However, with the multitude of choices displayed on aisles, infinite combinations and flavours, I got a little confused.
Since I am very careful with my diet, I always try to get products that makes more sense in terms of health benefits. This is also the case with the cereals that make my mornings perfect.
But what makes breakfast cereals healthy? What are the main criteria by which we can distinguish them from their less healthier counterparts? Here are some tips.
The first thing that you should be searching thoroughly is the content of sugar they contain. Normally it should be inscribed on the label. The label offers details about carbohydrates and sugar separately. If the numbers of these two components coincide it means that the cereals contain a lot of sugar.
Whole grains make the best choice because they are high in fiber and contain only 3-5 grams per serving. So cross off the shopping list frosties, chocolate or honey coated cereals because they have a lot of sugar.
Picking healthy cereals means that you should also look for their protein content. The ideal quantity is of 3-5 grams per serving. Add 200 ml of skimmed milk and you should have 10-12 g of protein for a single meal.
A lot of the cereal producers want to make their products more eye-catchy. To achieve this, they add a lot of colours and artificial flavours to the cereals they fabricate. But all these substances cause a lot of harm. The solution would be to opt for organic cereals which have the least number of ingredients.
Make them healthier
The best conclusion I have reached as far as the healthy options for cereals are concerned is that I can buy whole grain cereals and make them more tastier and healthier with the help of other ingredients. So, I use skimmed milk or soy milk. I also add some nuts, slices of fresh or dried fruits or flaxseed.
There are many healthy options when it comes to make your super bowl of breakfast cereals tastier. All you have to do is put your imagination at work. Good luck!
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