It seems like there is never a time in our lives that we feel won't don't need to loose some weight. As parents we worry that our children are eating enough healthy and nutricious foods. I am not sure about your house, but in my house cereal is a stable. We love it for breakfast and snacks. But, is it a good thing for us?
According to the Report of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, 95% of Americans do not get enough whole grain. The average person gets a little more than half a serving of whole grain each day, which is significantly less than the recommended three servings recommended daily.
Every Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, with more than 20 Big G cereals delivering 16 grams or more. (At least 48 grams of whole grain are recommended daily.) A diet high in whole grain has been found to help with diabetes and weight management, and may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Weight management is more than just watching calories – it’s also important to ensure you’re getting enough of the good stuff. Big G cereals are made with whole grain and are nutrient-dense to help you start your day off right with brands you love, including Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios, Fiber One and Total. Just look for the white check on the front of the box!
According to “The Belly Fat Prescription,” by Dr. Travis Stork, MD and host of The Doctors, a large amount of research has shown that belly fat carries more health risks than fat stored elsewhere. In his book, Dr. Stork also offers several additional “Laws of Leanness,” including:
If you love to graze: Nosh all day long on your favorite fruits and vegetables to help keep your belly full
If you love fatty foods: discover which fats can actually strip away pounds
If you love soda: substitute more delicious drinks that can help you lose up to four pounds in four weeks.
I personally LOVE cereal. I try to eat healthy so at night when I need a snack I go for a healthy cereal to tide me over until the morning. Not only is it a nutritious option for a snack, but they taste so good!
For more tips, additional information about whole grain benefits and how Big G cereals can be convenient and tasty, visit www.WholeGrainNation.com.
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