Sunday, August 1, 2010

How Nutritious Is The Cereal Your Family Eats?

When we used to shop for my dad after he couldn't drive anymore, he would make out his grocery list with what we thought were goofy brands of cereal. Nothing sounded good to us. He ate Fiber One Bran, some Smart Start kind, Kashi Heart to Heart 7 Whole Grain Flakes and Kellogg's Corn Flakes. In my way of thinking, the Corn Flakes was the only one that sounded normal to me.

I quit eating the sugary kids' cereals a long time ago when I was trying to lose weight, realizing they were packed full of sugar and weren't very healthy. I kept Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Rice Chex, Special K and Raisin Bran. Just this year I added Cheerios Multi-Bran to my cereal list. However, when I went on http://cerealfacts.org, I was shocked to find that NONE of the cereals I eat are very healthy and that dad's were way higher up on the list!  

I spent about a half hour plugging in different cereals to make a list of which were more nutritious that we could start eating. (Even Gorilla Munch (organic) is listed as being more nutritious than the ones I currently eat!)

What kind of cereal to you like? Do you think it's nutritious? I bet you will be surprised at what you find if you check that site. Here is a screen shot I took of the top 10 most nutritious:
Who likes Shredded Wheat?????  Not us!  I don't even like the Frosted Mini-Wheats!


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10 comments:

Lin said...

Joe does! He eats shredded wheat every single morning! He likes it with fresh fruit on top.

Me--I like cooked oatmeal--every single day. Even on vacation. I put craisins on top and Silk. YUMMY!

imelda said...

i am a cereal addict, too.ty for the list of nutritious kinds of them. it means i have to do away with some of my likes that are less nutritious

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Lin: Good for Joe! I like raisins in my oatmeal too.

imelda: Sorry if I took away your enjoyment of your cereal.

Anonymous said...

i remember a ex of mine eating a big bowl of those sweet poofs! 1 will never look at him the same way again! LOL!
I would be interested to know, about any studies that have been done, in regards to IQ on a full and empty stomach.
little thai lady, is it true that you survive on a dollar a day! LOL!

Leigh said...

My whole family eats shredded wheat nearly everyday, my grandfather introduced me to it when I was quite young, and I've always loved it. Thanks for letting me know that it's one of the most healthy cereals!

Karen said...

Wow! Here I thought I was doing good eating Special K. I actually like shredded wheat. Your list will give me something else to eat now! I get bored eating the same thing all the time.

Rebecca said...

I love Shredded Wheat. I also like Grape Nuts. I usually don't eat breakfast (just coffee), but sometimes I have yogurt with Grape Nuts sprinkled in.

Thanks for the cereal facts website! Good link!

dondi045 said...

Thank you for bringing up this topic about cereals. It is one of my concern really. BTW thanks for dropping by my site. Hope you have a nice day.

Sandee said...

We don't eat cereal. It's expensive and mostly not very good for you. Anything that is really tasty is usually not good for you. Funny how that works.

Have a terrific day. :)

Janet said...

I love frosted mini wheats! I also like cheerios, but usually eat hot oatmeal.

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