How To Choose A Healthy Breakfast Cereal

GIRL EATING HEALTY KARIMDAVID.COM

Of course it’s always better to eat unprocessed foods like Oatmeal with Nuts or raisins in it or eggs with vegetables… but that’s not why I decided to make this!

It’s very clear that the breakfast cereal companies will always choose to put up misleading information on the front of their boxes.

They will claim one thing and then it turns out to be another, who would have thought it would get so political (aka the lies)

I think the worse thing of all though is the young children who are marketed to, with these sugary boxes of nutritional nothingness.

They always seem to have cartoon characters & bright colours to lure them in, which leads to them nagging their parents to put it in the shopping cart.

Which is why I think it’s important to make better choices when looking to purchase breakfast cereals. What’s one more child who’s become obese or ends up with type two diabetes to them?

But if it is your child I am sure it will mean something to you, so without further ado here are those tips.

 

Sugar KARIMDAVID.COM

 

Limit Sugar Aim to choose a breakfast cereal that contains less than 5g of sugar per serving (Read the food label).

Which of course will tell you how much sugar it contains.

 

 

HIGH FIBER KARIMDAVID.COM

 

High fibre- Breakfast cereals that contain at least 3g of fibre are excellent choice.

What you’ll find though when you become more observant, is that there are loads of

“ High in fibre cereals” that have way more than just 3g, which is optimal.

 

 

WOMAN READING THE FOOD LABEL KARIMDAVID.COM

 

Read The Ingredient List- Ignore the health claims on the front of the box, and you make sure to check the ingredient list yourself.

The first two or three ingredients are the most important, as the product contains the most of these.

However, food manufactures are very sneaky and often use tricks to hide the amount of sugar that’s really in them.

If the sugar is listed in lots of other names then it’s most likely very high in sugar.

 

DID YOU KNOW? There are 56 other names for sugar (Below) all credit to women’s health.

 

SUGAR NAMES WOMENS HEALTH KARIMDAVID.COM

 

THAT’S IT!
Making the healthy choice to eat better in the mornings does not have to be stressful.

I really hope this helps you the next time you’re out shopping for cereal!

Of course once again if you have any thoughts or questions then please leave a comment.
Until next time ciao 🙂

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52 Comments

  1. Kevin Schurrle January 27, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I eat 2 servings of All Bran cereal with skim milk which satisfies my daily fibre needs and a black coffee. It takes me all the way to lunch without feeling hungry.

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    1. 1didieci January 27, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Thank you for sharing Kevin!

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  2. Jason Grant January 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Studies have shown that sugar also feeds cancer.

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  3. Nicola Poulos January 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you 🙂

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    1. 1didieci January 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Your Welcome 😉

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  4. Lee January 27, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I don’t bother with cereals anymore. If I need to eat something for breakfast I’ll have avocado, eggs or nuts. Thanks for all of your work.

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    1. 1didieci January 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Cool i did this for the ones that do. Appreciate you sharing though & Your Welcome Lee 🙂

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  5. Abu farah January 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I can’t even imagine how many calories of sugar I’ve been demolishing all these years. I’ve just recently started trying to eat clean which means reading everything. I feel so misled. It makes me angry to think how we are deceived into thinking we are eating healthily.meanwhile we can’t figure out why we are gaining weight!

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    1. 1didieci January 27, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Glad to hear your adjusting your eating habits. Yeah it is not nice feeling, but now you know there are things you can do about it= POWER! Do you best to spread your feelings to others, the more people who know the better… as together we can make this world in gen a better place beyond nutrition lol i believe this to be true.

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  6. Alexis Kofoed January 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Ugh, makes me sick! So glad you are sharing this info with the world. Now I have to get my husband to read this – he still eats Frosted Flakes and all kinds of crap…. it’s hard to watch! But he is definitely starting to get on the health wagon with me 🙂

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    1. 1didieci January 27, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      Yes its a disgrace! I am to Alexis, it is one of the many reasons i decided to do this in the first place… I couldn’t stay silent any longer! Ahahaha give him what for and a clip around the ear, that will sort him out 🙂

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  7. Oliviya Sanchez January 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

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    1. 1didieci January 28, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      🙂 Your Welcome Oliviya

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  8. Elisa Montanez January 28, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you, this was pretty helpful! 🙂

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    1. 1didieci January 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Your Welcome Elisa 🙂

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  9. Stacey Morgan January 28, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Common sense

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  10. Judita Dvoraková January 29, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Thanks for posting.

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  11. Andrey Pavelov Boichev January 29, 2016 at 6:55 am

    i am a cereal fan so thanks for the guidelines. i shall implement them asap 🙂

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  12. Andrey Pavelov Boichev January 29, 2016 at 7:06 am

    thanks for the article.

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  13. Samuel MacNeachdain January 29, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Thanks so much for sharing with us! Good tips!

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  14. Bas Goorman January 29, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I think this article could have been a bit better if it had mentioned perhaps the top 5 excellent/popular brand named cereals, and or on the other hand a few known GMO cereal products to stay clear of ..

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    1. 1didieci January 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      It was not what I was really going for in this post Bas. Though I do appreciate every single comment on here… even the critique thank you.

      Reply
  15. Hector Aiza January 29, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Good tips; thanks.

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  16. Joel Landsberger January 29, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Good advise. Thank you.

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  17. Ranolfo Coppi January 29, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Grazie

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    1. 1didieci January 29, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Il piacere è tutto mio 😉

      Reply
  18. Jeff Williams January 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Always check and choose smart.

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  19. Anni Hepner January 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I simply look for and buy cereals high in fiber that still taste good! That’s how I am when it comes to cereals of any kind. Fiber WITH good taste is important to a lot of people–>I don’t think I stand alone in that. Most people know the importance of fiber AND protein.

    However, thank you for sharing this information anyway; even though most do not read the labels that closely.

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    1. 1didieci January 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      No Problem Anni 🙂

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  20. Glen Peters January 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    A healthy breakfast will power you through the day.

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    1. 1didieci January 29, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Straight upppppppp!

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  21. Juvante Tate January 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Why does America put so much sugar in everything?

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  22. Atsuko Matsumoto January 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Must be me,, but I don’t like to mix cereal with yogurt…

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    1. 1didieci January 29, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Nope… Me too 🙂

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  23. 1didieci January 29, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Hey Everyone =)

    I want to ask you guys/gals a question.

    What is your favorite cereal?

    Hit me up with a reply letting me know.

    I’ll enjoy reading them 🙂

    Have a great weekend too Ciao XO

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    1. Jill marquez January 29, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Bit of a fan of oatmeal myself – has great staying power and good protein. Thanks for the interesting article.

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    2. Qi Xiaodan January 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      I make my own 🙂

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    3. Jimmi Nissen January 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Can’t get better than porridge for breakfast, it’s the best. 🙂

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    4. Yung Xiaoling January 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      I love whole traditional porridge or home made muesli, but lately I have added Weet Bix to my menu – I love their new gluten free version made from sorghum – yummy. With chia seeds, hemp seeds and LSA for even more of the good stuff.

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    5. Vasin Bhatnagar January 29, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

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    6. Claire Matthews January 31, 2016 at 3:17 am

      Grape Nuts.

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  24. Wendy Anderson January 29, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Eat porridge. Make your own with cinnamon dried fruits half milk half water. Add a little honey. Nothing better!

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  25. Robel Nataye Barnabas January 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I only know of two cereals with no added sugar.

    Uncle Sam, ingredients Whole Wheat Kernals,Whole Flaxseed, Salt, Barley Malt,

    Shreaded Wheat.

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  26. Suelita Vera January 29, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Kashi GoLean
    Kashi Heart to Heart
    Jumbo Rice Krispies
    FiberOne Original
    cereal is one of my weaknesses…it’s so hard to stick to one serving!

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  27. Ambrosine Kellis January 29, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Special K

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  28. Vyasa Arya January 29, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    I rarely eat cereal, but when I do:

    COCOA PUFFS!!

    Magic in a box.

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    1. 1didieci January 30, 2016 at 12:02 am

      Really…………. LOL Thanks for the comment Vyasa!

      Reply
  29. Giles Ballis January 29, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Mulesi

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  30. Přemysl Cerný January 29, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    I like my lucky charms, but now its more of a desert item.

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    1. 1didieci January 30, 2016 at 12:05 am

      LOL OMG… You need to read my blog badly! 😉

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  31. Jacob Washington February 2, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Great post Karim. For the first time ever I looked at the ingredients list, and bought healthy.

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    1. 1didieci February 3, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Well done Jacob!.. keep it up 🙂

      Reply

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