Cereal gets a bad rap, and to be honest we're not really surprised by this - a lot of cereal is packed with sugar and calories, making it far from a healthy way to start the day. Having said that, there are more healthy cereal options than ever, and we've written about a lot of them.
We've published lots of specific guides about breakfast cereal, but we wanted to publish a broader guide about the healthiest breakfast cereal you can buy. We'll be looking at a number of factors such as how much sugar is in the cereal and more. Let's get into it:
Lizi's Low Sugar Granola
Picking a breakfast cereal which is high in protein is a great idea for a number of reasons. For starters, protein is an essential nutrient that your body needs for a number of purposes. But also, consuming protein helps to keep you feeling full, which is ideal for first thing in the morning when you might not be eating again until lunch. There are lots of options when it comes to high protein cereal, but we'd say the healthiest of the lot is the SURREAL cereal - as well as containing a very impressive 33g of protein per 100g, this cereal is also free from added sugar and gluten free. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Post Grape Nuts
Just like protein, fibre is another essential nutrient which is great to consume first thing in the morning as it helps you to feel fuller and helps your body to perform a number of vital processes throughout the day. When we were looking at cereals which are high in fibre, we were quite surprised by the number of fibre cereals that we found which are packed with sugar. But that's not the case for all of them and we definitely found some fibre cereal which we'd describe as healthy. The healthiest cereal for fibre that we've found would have to be Post Grape Nuts. As well as containing 12g of fibre per 100g, it also contains no added sugar and is fortified with 6 different vitamins and minerals. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk
Often the simplest cereals are the healthiest, and that's definitely the case with Shredded Wheat - this cereal only contains 1 ingredient, which is whole grain wheat. That means it contains very little sugar (0.7g per 100g) and very little fat (2.2g per 100g), but people are also often surprised that Shredded Wheat is quite high in protein, with 12.2g of protein per 100g, and also fibre, with 12.2g per 100g again. So if you want a simple and healthy cereal then you can't do much better than Shredded Wheat, learn more and buy it here - tesco.com
We hope this guide helps you to find a healthy cereal to enjoy. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us to try!