4 grains that are bad for you (5 better choices)

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then some major cereal producers will certainly not make it easy for you to start a new day. There are too many unhealthy cereals on the supermarket shelves. In terms of nutrition, most of the most unhealthy cereal foods in the United States share some common characteristics, including artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, as well as highly processed and genetically modified ingredients. But which is the worst?

we have the help of food, which is an independent database based on food labels to provide health level for food. All the foods we suggest to avoid have a failing grade (D + and below). Fortunately, we also found a lot of cereal and got thumbs up (B or better). So when it's time to eat oatmeal, please pour out a bowl of the best oatmeal.

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the worst cereal No. 4: the cheeros protein oats and honey of General Mills

the first ingredient of this cheeros cereal is whole wheat oats. This is a good thing! But since then everything has been downhill. First of all, you'll find highly processed corn products in these crisp circles, and soy protein in its clusters. The more food is processed, the more likely nutrients like fiber are to be lost. And, unfortunately, most corn and soybean crops in the United States are genetically modified, which is worrying because some studies have shown that genetically modified ingredients contribute to the potential transfer of antibiotic resistance. In addition, you will get several different added sugars (not just honey), caramel color and BHT, a preservative that can be used as an endocrine disruptor. Finally, it's misleading to have the word "protein" in the name of the cereal - the huge letter "death center" in front of the box. Although its protein content is absolutely higher than that of most instant cereals (7G without milk), it is still not the ideal choice for breakfast due to the highly processed genetically modified ingredients. Tip: if you want a large protein drink, take in 20 grams of protein per meal.

every 1 1 / 4 cup: 210 calories, 2.5G total fat (0.5g saturated fat), 280mg sodium, 41g total carbohydrate (4G fiber, 17g sugar). 7g protein

food education level: D +

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is more suitable for you to exchange: organic pure o-grain of Cascadia farm

if you are a fan of cherios, please stick to the original version. Or, better yet, choose Cascadia's organic o cereal. It's made from organic whole wheat oats and organic whole wheat barley, so you don't have to worry about over processing here. The only preservative here is vitamin E, a nutrient that most people actually need more in their diet. This means that you will find absolutely no BHT. Another dessert for breakfast? There is only one gram of total sugar in a dish. This is important because the added sugar does not provide nutrition and can lead to weight gain. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting the amount of sugar added to men to no more than 36 grams a day and to no more than 25 grams for women. Note that the jargon on this package is not misleading. In order to get enough protein, pour it on milk generously, preferably herbivorous organic varieties. Consider putting the farm's fresh eggs aside. Each 1 / 4 cup of egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein: 120 calories, 1.5 grams of total fat (0 grams of saturated fat), 200 mg of sodium, 25 grams of total carbohydrates (3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of sugar). Three grams of protein food grade: a -

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the worst cereal 3: after cocoa cobblestone cereal has skipped fruit cobblestone and marshmallow fruit cobblestone - their neon like light is clear Chu Di indicates the presence of artificial pigments. So does this make cocoa cobblestone a better bet? Just a little. Although the pebbles do contain cocoa, a heart healthy ingredient, the pickaxe still provides over processed "zero fiber" carbohydrates. White rice and sugar are the first two ingredients. There's also hydrogenated oil (which is, of course, an ingredient that's bad for the heart), caramel color and some artificial flavors. Remember: if your body doesn't need it, why do you eat it? Finally, you have to adjust your nutritional information accordingly, because most "normal" people don't pour three-quarters of their cereal. Remember, if you want to fill your cereal bowl, a cup and a half (two) bowl means double the sugar: it's an amazing 20 grams!

every 3 / 4 cups: 120 calories, 1 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 170 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate (0 g fiber, 10 g Sugar). A gram of protein

food education level: D +

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is more suitable for you to exchange: a gram of crisp brown rice grain

is better for your health. Don't just eat cereal. Choose a brown rice cereal, such as erewood's crispy brown rice, because it has the benefits of whole wheat. Surprisingly, there are only three simple ingredients in this box: organic brown rice, organic brown rice syrup and sea salt - and they are arranged in this order. Yes, no hydrogenated oil, no strange taste and color! Don't forget to take a moment to appreciate its natural color. It's a courtesy to mother nature. Even with brown rice syrup, the total sugar per serving is less than one gram. Full fat t means more nutrients in every bite. There's more good news! If you like to stamp your food, you'll feel good knowing that it's USDA certified organic grain, certified gluten free and non GMO project validation. Would you like some cocoa breakfast cereal? Sprinkle the unsweetened cocoa powder in your cupboard! Each cup: 110 calories, 0.5g total fat (0g saturated fat), 160mg sodium, 25g total carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, less than 1G sugar). 2 G protein

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of course, here you will get a whole grain, but you will also get highly processed grain products, including white rice.They are deprived of some natural plant nutrition. That's right - fewer natural antioxidants than more! Most of the antioxidants in this cereal do not come from real foods, but are added to synthetic vitamin supplements. If you are a sugar lover, you will be lucky because this healthy cereal contains four different types, including ordinary sugar, brown sugar syrup, corn syrup and honey. The more "empty calories" sugar in cereal, the less nutritious it really is. This "intelligent" cereal food also contains artificial colors (Hello, yellow 5) and artificial flavors that are not very intelligent. The human body doesn't need fake ingredients! So don't be fooled by the "health glow" of this cereal: it's not the ideal vehicle for natural antioxidants. Instead, eating a healthy plant-based diet is a smarter start!

1 cup: 190 calories, 1 g of total fat (0 g of saturated fat), 200 mg of sodium, 43 g of total carbohydrate (3 g of fiber, 14 g of sugar). Four gram protein

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better exchange: free food barley + roasted muslii / H3>

would you like to add antioxidants to your breakfast bowl? Please note this pink lady apple and macadamia flavored muesli. You won't find that over processed ingredients are deprived of nutrients here. In addition to the antioxidants that are naturally produced from its whole grains, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, you'll get nutrients that promote the gut, not a mixture of artificial colors and spices. Muesli is made of barleymax ™, a non GM whole grain, which is naturally blended with three fibers, including prebiotic dietary fiber. Prebiotic fiber provides nutrition for intestinal microflora, which is very important for the health of digestive system. Three fibers instead of four sugars are definitely healthy! More importantly, this muesli also provides a satisfactory combination of protein and fiber. In fact, every 2 / 3 cup provides 60% of the daily fiber value: 240 calories, 8 g of total fat (1.1 g of saturated fat), 150 mg of sodium, 29 g of total carbohydrate (17 g of dietary fiber, 8 g of total sugar including 3 g of added sugar), 8 g of protein grade: B

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worst cereal No. 1: cap'n crunch's Crunch berry

traditional Cap'n Crunch Cereal is really bad for your dessert. Is this fruity version more suitable for you? No Although you will get a drop of strawberry concentrate, the main difference is that you will get some artificial flavors and more artificial colors here. (and a creaky hat, by the way! All berry versions are just artificially saturated with red, blue, green and purple fragments. Oh, dear! Of course, no one's body needs artificial pigments. In addition, some of these colors may be related to ADHD and allergic reactions in children. No one would say, "Oh, I like the taste of fake fruit." Finally, eating too much sugar and too little fiber is a potential blood sugar spike waiting for chaos to happen. In order to help slow down the release of sugar in the blood, the ideal goal is a cereal with more fiber than sugar. Every 3 / 4 cups: 100 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g saturated fat), 190mg sodium, 22G total carbohydrate (less than 1G fiber, 11g sugar), 1g protein. Livestrong. COM / Scott Clark photo

is more suitable for you to exchange: Lydia's "organic berries" high-quality germination cereal food

the best way to eat berries is simply to eat fresh, complete, seasonal, ripe grapes. Sprinkle them generously on healthy cereals. No fresh berries? Try this: Lydia's organic berries good sprouted oatmeal is a great way to get naturally dried organic berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. No artificial colors or flavors found! It provides more fiber than sugar. In addition, it is raw, pure, non transgenic, gluten free, soybean free and tastes good. There are many things to love! Instead of grain, the main ingredient of this hand-made grain is germinated sunflower seeds. Germinated seeds may help make their nutrients more easily absorbed by your body. Eating nutritious cereal means you shouldn't need more in the morning to satisfy yourself. Although calories do look high, they are rich in phytonutrients. Sprinkle a portion of 100 calorie plain, vegetable or plain yogurt as a nutritious breakfast.

every 1 / 2 cup: 400 calories, 35 grams of fat (12 grams of saturated fat), 10 mg of sodium, 18 grams of total carbohydrate (8 grams of dietary fiber, 5 grams of sugar), 11 grams of protein, food grade: the raisin whole wheat cereal has not been provided as a reward yet. Take a look at this cereal, its fruit flavor pops have natural sweetness and multiple health benefits! Ezekiel 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin whole grain. There is no highly processed grain, and most of the sugar is naturally produced in the form of organic raisins. Your heart will be glad to know! A good source of iron is rich in fiber. It's also a vegetarian. This is a very healthy list of ingredients: "organic germinated wheat, organic raisins, organic malt barley, organic germinated barley, organic germinated millet, organic germinated lentils, organic germinated soybeans, organic germinated soybeans, filtered water, sea salt, Organic Cinnamon." Pretty good!

every 1 / 2 cup: 190 calories, 1 g of total fat (0 g of saturated fat), 160 mg of sodium, 41 g of total carbohydrate (5 g of fiber, 8 g of sugar), 7 g of protein

food grade: a -

Credit: livestrong.com/scott Clark photo think about it? Do you eat healthy cereal for breakfast? If so, is our list your favorite? Please let us know in the comments below!

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