Selecting healthier Breakfast Cereals.

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Breakfast Cereals are an easy, convenient food. Many boast impressive health claims or try to promote the latest nutrition trend. But you may wonder whether these cereals are as healthy as they claim to be.

If you choose to eat Breakfast Cereals, here are some tips to help you select a healthier option.

Limit added sugar.

Try to choose a breakfast cereal with under 5 grams of added sugar per serving. Read the food label to find out how much sugar the product contains UFABET 

Aim for high fiber

Breakfast cereals that pack at least 3 grams of fiber per serving are optimal. Eating enough fiber can have numerous health benefits.

Pay attention to portions

Breakfast cereals tend to be crunchy and tasty, and it can be very easy to eat more than the specified serving size.

Keep in mind that that the nutrition information provided on the packaging is per “serving”, and often times this serving may be a lot smaller than what you may think a reasonable serving size.

Read the ingredients list

Ignore the health claims on the front of the box, making sure to check the ingredients list. The first two or three ingredients are most important, as they comprise the majority of the cereal.

However, food manufacturers may use tricks to hide the amount of sugar in their products.

If sugar is listed several times under different names. Even if it is not in the first few spots — the product is probably very high in sugar.

Add some protein

Protein is the most filling macronutrient. It increases fullness and reduces appetite.

This is likely because protein changes the levels of several hormones, such as the hunger hormone ghrelin and a fullness hormone called peptide YY .

Greek yogurt or a handful of nuts or seeds are good choices for extra protein.

Another easy way to incorporate protein into breakfast cereal is to eat it with milk or a protein-rich milk alternative like soy milk. Unfortunately almond milk and oat meal are not great sources of protein.