What’s in your cereal bowl? A lot of empty carbs? Or, is it power packed with good nutrition? Here’s some tips to make it happen.
- Look for whole grain cereal, not whole wheat. The difference will be in the protein and fiber content of the serving size. There should be at least 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein in your cereal serving.
- Add in some additional fiber and omega 3 fatty acids by utilizing 2 tbsp of ground flax in your cereal.
- If you are not using cow’s milk, use a high protein milk alternative.
- If you drink cow’s milk, drink grass fed, organic. If not, and you still want real dairy, try goat’s milk and/or goat’s milk kefir for your cereal, especially if you suffer from chronic sinus issues, ear infections or have tummy trouble. Goat’s milk is delicious and It’s easy to digest, because it’s full of enzymes.
- Add fresh fruit to your bowl, for extra vitamins. Berries are always a great addition and contain antioxidants that prevent cancer. They also sweeten your cereal naturally.
- For more power packed nutrition such as magnesium, protein, and omega fatty acids, add in some nuts or seeds.
- Some of the best cereals for you are hot cereals, such as oatmeal. Oats have been proven to fight colon cancer. Because oats are a whole grain, they do not spike blood sugar levels.
- Oats can also be mixed with other whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice, and barley.
- For additional sweetener in your cereal, try a little honey or stevia.
- Remember to portion your cereal according to the serving size recommended on the ingredient label. Over consumption of any food is unhealthy. Use a macro chart to determine your proper “good” carb intake for the day.
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