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How to Pick a Healthy Breakfast Cereal

Watch Out for these Breakfast Cereal Scams

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DERVAPPY13

2/22/2014 11:38:46 AM

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I used to really like cereal, but after staying away for a while, every one I try anymore just tastes like cardboard.

I do still like Count Chocoula despite how unhealthy it is, but at least I only eat it "in season" now XD

HISWAYONLY

1/26/2014 12:54:16 PM

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With my son being a teenager, he seldom asks for cereal anymore. If I have a taste for a cereal, I generally look for ones with high fiber and protein. Little or no sugar and low in fat.
- I love the FiberOne brand!

LOVE4RJANDKA

1/2/2014 9:28:28 AM

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Love the half and half idea. Going to start it with my two Froot loop loving toddlers! :)

SPECEDKAT

11/2/2013 1:50:13 AM

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5 rule is sooo easy to remember! Thanks ; )

NATURELADY101

10/30/2013 8:30:54 PM

Short and sweet...but providing good information. I had never heard of the rule of five before. Thanks...

GSEATON

10/17/2013 11:17:24 AM

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As with most areas in life, EVERYTHING in moderation, including cereals. One bowl of the bad stuff a week and the other 6 days, oatmeal, shredded wheat/ fruit. No new news here.

GOODWITCH333

10/17/2013 5:29:14 AM

Raisin Bran does not follow the rule of five. It has 18-19 grams of sugar!!!

PATTIEMCD

10/16/2013 12:15:42 PM

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Cereal is not real food. I know parents turn to it for breakfast for their children because it is fast and easy. I see this as a convenience for parents and not the health of their children.
*smh*. So sad.....

LEANMEAN2

9/14/2013 7:21:43 AM

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Good article. Thanks for sharing.

CAROLVY

9/11/2013 12:18:51 PM

Be careful eating a lot of those high fiber cereals if your body isn't used to it. I started a high fiber diet including cereal, and ended up with appendicitis. I believe strongly it was from introducing too much fiber to my system all at once.

BOOZEYFORD

9/8/2013 9:26:46 PM

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I have never tried yogurt in my cereal before I may have to now, though I have mixed cereal in my kids yogurt, he likes the crunch. I like to use vanilla almond milk, I usually get the unsweetened but the flavor alone adds enough, and fruit is always a great way to go.

AMBERL74

9/7/2013 8:47:25 PM

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I purchase a healthier cereal, then I add 10 almonds and some yogurt, and my skim milk. I can usually get it to 20 gm of protein, with a fair calorie count. A little wheat germ can bump it up as well.

CANUCKSFAN2

9/7/2013 7:50:30 PM

For the most part I eat Cherrios or Mini Wheats for breakfast, along with some toast, but every now and then, I get something like Fruit Loops or some other sugary cereal. And on Sundays I have hashbrowns, eggs, toast, coffee and bacon.

PCAMERON

9/7/2013 4:39:33 PM

Unfortunately, all cereals that are not specifically identified as organic are likely to have GMO ingredients. GMO ingredients have been tied to gut distress and may contribute to weight gain.

GONNALOSE5

9/7/2013 12:21:42 PM

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My southern mom gave me a hot grits with butter breakfast, I still like this best. I also enjoy Cheerio's with sliced fruit, banana's or peaches.

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