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How to tell a healthy breakfast cereal from a nutrition impostor


The health and nutrition team at Consumer Reports, says choosing the right cereal is key.Start, with a whole grain. 100-percent whole grain is best ââ but at the very least, find one with a whole grain as the first ingredient. Whole grains have been linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. And another benefit is that theyâre going to fill you up, so youâre not going to get that mid-morning hunger attack.Next, suss out the sugars. If you really want a sweetened cereal, choose one with no more than eight grams of sugar per serving.You also need to pay attention to protein. It may help keep blood sugar steady and helps with weight control. Cereal usually has a few grams of protein, but if you add cowâs milk or yogurt, youâre going to get a decent amount of protein.

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