7 Rules for Choosing a Healthy Cereal ...

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It's important to remember that not all cereals are created equal and that's why it's important to follow these rules for choosing a healthy cereal.

Many cereals are high in sugar, low in fiber and leave you starving only an hour later.2

Whether you enjoy cereal for breakfast, lunch, as a snack or for dinner, it's crucial that you select the right box.

These days, it's easy to be deceived by the claims on the outside of the box, which all too often mean nothing at all.

Next time you purchase a box, keep these rules for choosing a healthy cereal in mind!

1. Ignore the Front of the Box

When selecting your next box of cereal, one of my first rules for choosing a healthy cereal is to ignore the marketing claims on the front of the box and go straight to the food label.

Marketers find ways to get away with a lot of false (or stretching of the truth) labeling, which can be very deceiving to you as the customer.

Instead of being fooled by the marketing tactics, turn the box over and look straight at the food label.2

In my following points, I will show you just what you are looking for!

2. Sugar

A lot of cereals today are extremely high in sugar and generally low in fiber.

This dual combination causes your blood sugar to sky rocket and then crash shortly after, leaving you reaching for more food shortly after gobbling up your favorite bowl.

When selecting a box of cereal, look for one with minimal "sugar" as listed on the food label.2

As a general rule of thumb, I try to select a cereal that has less than 10 grams of sugar per serving and one that is high in fiber (we'll talk about that next!).

And just to note, don't be fooled by the labels that claim "naturally sweetened" - after all, all sugar is natural since it's derived from a plant!

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