Tuesday Tidbit: Whole Grain Cereal is Better


If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I don't love cereal. It's often nutritionally-void and it doesn't stick with me at all. But you might like cereal . . . and subbing a whole-grain version for your refined-grain favorite will healthy up your life a little more.

Try Kashi 7 Whole Grain Nuggets instead of Post Grape Nuts; bran flakes instead of corn flakes, or General Mills Total instead of Kellogg's Product 19. Or why not get crazy and try oatmeal for breakfast? Just a few minutes in the micro and you've got a hearty, whole-grain cereal that's a blank canvas for your favorite, seasonally-appropriate toppings (think summer berries, diced fall apples, pumpkin puree).

And here's a bonus tip - if you do eat Total or Product 19, you DO NOT need a multi . . . there are loads of vitamins added to these two cereals, and taking a multi on top of them will send you over the RDA for all those.

Don't even get me started on supplements, now, you hear?

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