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Do you hate healthy cereals? Some of us try to eat healthy because the right food is medicine. Breakfast is a good way to start the day but if the idea of you eating healthy cereals is like trying to get Cookie Monster to eat his veggies than you’re not alone. A recent study shows people just don’t like the way high fiber cereals taste.
According to the Consumer Reports website: Our trained tasters found seven especially flavorful choices among 18 high-fiber cereals. That’s progress. A decade ago we found that the most fiber-rich cereals tasted “more like straw than grain.”
Yeah, and plenty of them still do…
The improvement is good news. Most Americans could stand to double their intake of fiber, which can help control appetite and weight and might help lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Per serving, the cereals we tested have 25 to 50 percent of the dietary guideline for a 2,000-calorie diet, which is 28 grams.
What else was I going to play? You and I know it was only a matter of time before I had to post this song…
The cereal ranked the highest taste rate was Costco Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan cereal. Can’t make it to Costco? The good news is healthy cereals are tasting better anyway these days so you can try others.
I consider myself a connoisseur of all fine things including cereal and there was a time when I could definitely give Jerry Seinfeld or any stoner a run for their money for pounds of cereal consumed over the first 2 decades of my life.
I mess with some Kashi and Newman’s Own now occasionally, but then the type of milk presents its own dilemma for the health conscious.
What about you? What kind of cereal do you eat?