3 Ways to kick up the nutrition of your breakfast!
Celebrate National Cereal Day!
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National Cereal Day is Saturday, so now is the perfect time to look at what you’re choosing for your morning meal. Michelle Dudash is a registered dietitian who joined us in the studio on behalf of our sponsor, RDTV, to give us some pointers for mixing up our breakfast cereal to make it healthier.
First, Dudash says, you should consider the fiber content of your cereal. Raisin Bran and Mini-Wheats are packed with fiber, making them good for digestive health. According to a study by Kellogg’s, 95% of people are not getting enough fiber, so adding more to your diet is probably a good thing.
The next thing she wants you to consider is protein. You can actually get double-digit protein from your morning meal. Adding 3/4 cup of milk to one serving of Original Special K cereal gives you 13 grams of protein. “I always tell people, start your day with protein,” said Dudash.
Finally, you might want to consider lowering the sugar content of your breakfast. While some cereals are known for their sweet taste, not all cereals are loaded up with sugar. Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies are great examples of low-sugar cereals, each having 5 grams or less per serving. Dudash recommends mixing those with yogurt and fruit to create your own parfait.
For more information on how to start your day right, visit the website: kelloggs.com/did-you-know.
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