What to look for in cereal and yogurt

Consumer Reports List of Best Breakfast Cereals and Greek Yogurts

YONKERS, NY. (Mass Appeal) – Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and Consumer Reports has released their list for the best cereal and yogurt options – two of the most popular breakfast items – that are both healthy and flavorful. Deputy Health & Food Content Editor Trisha Calvo revealed what cereals and yogurts came out on top.

What to Look for in Cereal
Few ingredients
5 grams or more of fiber
No more than 3 grams of fat
No more than 8 grams of sugar
No more than 140 milligrams of sodium

Consumer Reports: 13 Cereals that are both Healthy and Tasty
Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli
Kind Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax
Regular Cheerios and Cheerios Multigrain
Post Grape-Nuts The Original
Post Shredded Wheat
Wheat ’n Bran Spoon Size
Alpen Muesli No Sugar Added
Kellogg’s All-Bran Original
Total Whole Grain
Quaker Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar
Nature’s Path Organic
Flax Plus Flakes
Kix Crispy Corn Puffs
Post Shredded Wheat Original Spoon Size

What to Look For in a Yogurt
20 grams or less of sugar per serving
Those that supply at least 15 perŒ cent of the daily value of calcium yogurt is an excellent source
If fat intake is a concern, low or nonfat products when possible

Consumer Reports: Best Plain Greek Yogurts
Total 2%
Fage Total
Kirkland Signature Nonfat
Great Value Nonfat
Stonyfield Organic Nonfat
Simply Balanced 0% Fat
Fage Total 0%
Siggi’s (Strained) Nonfat
Oikos 0%
Trader Joe’s 0%
Wallaby Organic 0%
365 Everyday Value
Chobani 0% Fat

Consumer Reports: Best Vanilla Greek Yogurts
Wallaby Organic
Fage Fruyo Nonfat
Stonyfield Organic Nonfat
Siggi’s (Strained) Nonfat
Chobani 0% Fat
Oikos 0% Fat
Activia Nonfat
Chobani Simply 100
Trader Joe’s 0%
Great Value Nonfat
Activia Light Fat Free
Dannon Light & Fit
Yoplait 100 Fat Free
Yoplait Blended Fat Free

5 Good Reasons to Eat in the Morning

It may protect your heart
In a recent study that involved almost ’,––– men, researchers found that those who didn’t eat a morning meal were percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who did.

It might lower your risk of type 2 diabetes
A morning meal may help you avoid fluctuating glucose levels, which can lead to diabetes. A study of almost ..,… men found that not eating breakfast raised the risk by 21 percent, even after taking into account their body mass, what they ate, and other factors. In a study of women, those under age .. who skipped breakfast even just a few times per week were 28 percent more likely to develop diabetes than women who ate it regularly.

It gets you moving
In a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who ate breakfast were more physically active during the morning than those who didn’t.

It might give you a mental edge.
Research involving adults and children has indicated that breakfast might enhance memory, attention, the speed of processing information, reasoning, creativity, learning, and verbal abilities.

It just might keep your weight down.
Although more than „–– studies have linked eating breakfast with a reduced risk of obesity, researchers point out that those studies are merely observational and thus don’t prove that the meal keeps you from gaining weight.

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