Healthy Cereal

Choosing a healthy cereal

Cereal is a good source of carbohydrates, which we need for energy, and most of us love cereal, but some cereals are nothing more than “junk carbs” – lots of sugar, but not much nutritional value. “Junk Carbs” are a leading cause of obesity. To be able to choose a healthy cereal, look carefully at the nutrition label on the box before you buy it.


When selecting a healthy cereal look for the following:

  1. Cereal made from whole grains, not just “wheat”
  2. At least 3 grams of protein per serving
  3. Less than 6 grams of sugar per serving
  4. At least 3 grams of fiber per serving
  5. No hydrogenated oils, artificial preservatives, artificial colors, or high fructose corn syrup