Last week, I discussed why I love cereal for breakfast. This week, I have more good news to share. Take a look at the chart below:
Amazing isn't it?
Did you know that cereal is one of the healthiest things you and your family can eat? According to Dr. Keith Ayoob, an internationally recognized dietitian," your child´s favorite cereals may actually help fight childhood obesity," said Dr. Keith Ayoob Ed.D., RD. "Cereal provides key nutrients that are important to overall health and cereals, including sweetened cereals, provide less than 5 percent of a child´s daily sugar intake."
A 2009 study of children aged 6 to 18 shows cereal eaters have healthier body weights than those who don´t eat cereal, regardless of sweetness level.
Cereal eaters consume less fat than non-cereal eaters.
Not all cereals are equal and it´s important to read the labels -- General Mills is proud of its commitment to reduce sugar in all of its kids´ cereals to single-digit levels per serving.
General Mills has more than 30 nutritious cereals with 130 calories or less per serving.
Giveaway: Today, General Mills is offering one Metroreader follower (Note: to enter giveaway you must publicly follow Metroreader) a Share Your Love for Cereal gift pack which includes sample size cereals along with a bowl and spoon set!
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Disclosure: To facilitate this posting I received a sample cereal pack and information from General Mills through MyBlogSpark. No compensation was received for the opinions expressed in this posting.