Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Which cereal packs more fiber and protein?

You know that a healthy breakfast is an important part of your day, especially if you're watching your weight. Well not just any breakfast will do--you want lots of fiber and lean protein to keep you full through morning and meet your nutritional needs. Here are two healthy sounding cereals. Peace Cereal's Essential 10 is described as a "nutritious cinnamon-toasted cereal" and it is also stamped with the USDA Organic symbol. A similar concept by General Mills is their Basic 4 cereal, which contains a "blend of sweet & tangy fruits, crunchy nuts and a wholesome variety of whole grains." Their box is stamped with General Mills' symbol for "Whole Grains." These two cereals are equal in calories (210) and fat grams (3) per 1-cup serving, but only one contains more than three times the fiber and twice the protein of the other. Can you pick the winner?

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