October 2013 Issue

Hot Cereals for Health

Nothing is better than starting off a cool morning with a steaming bowl of hot cereal. In addition to warming you and tasting great, hot cereal can be low in fat, high in fiber, and a great source of whole grains. This breakfast, combined with a good protein choice like milk, soymilk or nuts, and unsweetened fruit, can help set you up for a healthy day. Today, there are a variety of hot cereals in supermarkets in easy packages, pouches and cups, containing all sorts of ingredients, such as hemp, flax, and berries. But with so many options, it can be tough to know if your cereal is a healthy, nutrient-packed breakfast or the equivalent of a sugar-coated cold cereal.

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