Dec 22

Cereal

Smart eating by the bowl!

Nutritionists never recommend that you live on one dish alone, but if they had to pick¬†one, whole-grain cereal and milk would be it. Whole-grain cereals are packed with fiber,¬†nutrients and protein. Be sure to check the nutrition panel of your favorite cereal to find¬†out if it is a ‚Äėgreen light‚Äô cereal. To help get you started here is a list of some of the best.

Barbara’s Shredded
spoonfuls
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 120
Fat: 1.5 g
Protein: 4 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 5 g

Post
Grape-Nuts
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 200
Fat: 1g
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 5 g

Cheerios
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 110
Fat: 2 g
Protein: 3g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 1 g

Post Shredded
Wheat
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 170
Fat: 1 g
Protein: 6 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 0 g

Quaker
Oatmeal Squares
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 210
Fat: 2.5 g
Protein: 6 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 9 g

Kashi
Go Lean
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 140
Fat: 1 g
Protein: 13 g
Fiber: 10 g
Sugar: 6 g

Kellogg’s Complete
Oat Bran Flakes
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 110
Fat: 1g
Protein: 3 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 6 g

Wheat Chex
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Calories: 160
Fat: 1 g
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 5 g

Cereal is a great way to start your day, but you can also use it as a nutritious snack or recipe ingredient. You can make your own trail mix with whole-grain cereal, nuts and dried fruit. Or use it as a coating for chicken, in your favorite cookie batter, or as a substitute in a muffin mix.

Dec 21

Multivitamins

Multivitamins

One way to make sure that you get at least the minimum amount of all your vitamins and minerals is to take a multivitamin every day. There is quite a bit of evidence that multivitamins are important for general health, immunity, and well-being. Most people don’t get adequate amounts of vitamins in their diet.  Processed foods, which make up a lot of the American diet, lose vitamins with processing.  But, multivitamins set you up for a healthy baseline without toxic levels of these vitamins.

In the past:

Vitamins were traditionally useful in preventing deÔ¨Āciency diseases which luckily, we don‚Äôt really see in this country anymore.¬† Still,¬†vitamins are currently an important way to supplement your health.

Today vitamins are used to:

  • Support normal organ and body functions
  • Enhance immunity
  • Improve cardiovascular function
  • May even prevent cancer