As a nation, we don’t eat nearly enough fiber and typically fall short of our 25-35 grams per day recommendation. But there’s an easy way to get more filling fiber in each day, and that’s by choosing a cereal that has plenty of whole grains, nuts, and seeds. Besides looking for those particular ingredients in your cereal, you can also check out the fiber content on the Nutrition Facts Panel. Choose a cereal that has at least 4 grams of fiber per serving.
Tip 3: Look for Whole Grains
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When looking at nutrition labels keep in mind that all cereal companies use different serving sizes. An ideal amount of cereal is about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup. It’s tempting to fill the bowl to the brim but it’s simply too much! Implement these criteria into your cereal purchasing decision and you’ll feel satisfied with your cereal.
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