You’ve probably heard somewhere that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not give it the attention it deserves? Not only is it important to eat breakfast, but it’s important to make it a healthy breakfast. The following cereals are great for promoting heart health—not to mention they taste great.
If the word “heart” is prominent on the box, you can’t go wrong. Cheerios boxes say “love your heart so you can… do what you love.” This is touching and makes me rather teary-eyed, but it’s also factually correct.
This whole grain oat cereal is one of the lightest varieties around, weighing just a gram per bowl. General Mills has been praised over the years for its ability to deliver a quality product that also happens to be heart healthy.
Kashi Overnight Muesli in Sunflower Pepita
Found this one on Good Housekeeping and I must say, I’m intrigued. The idea is to fill this with milk and let in sit overnight. By the morning, you’ll have a healthy bowl that basically becomes oatmeal.
Fiber is great. It can really help you move food through your body at a rapid rate, if you know what we mean. Per every 1/2 cup serving you’ll get just 60 calories and 14 grams of fiber.
Nature’s Path Maple Pecan Crunch Cereal
Nature’s Path Organic is always a healthy decision no matter what flavor or variety you choose. They use real maple syrup to coat the flax cereal which amounts to 23 grams worth of grains and about 5 grams of fiber.
Cascadian Farms Organic Hearty Morning Fiber
Once again, fiber is great. Cascadian Farms really does the heart well with its adequate amounts of both fiber and protein. Thankfully there’s only 0.5 grams of saturated fat. Sounds great, right?
Quaker Oatmeal Squares
We’d be remiss not to include Quaker in this healthy cereal piece. After all, they’ve been making healthy breakfasts for longer than most brands. These oatmeal boxes can be consumed in 4 out of 3 meals per day as far as I’m concerned. They’re that good.
It’s probably easier to explain which cereals are unhealthy versus which ones are most healthy. It’s pretty obvious that anything with a tiger or leprechaun on its box is a no-go. Well, maybe on your cheat day, but that’s about it.
Now tucked up in Wales for the weekend. In a food coma. Thanks for the memores, #Cereals.
— Victoria Wilkins (@Voxxeh) June 16, 2017