Top 10 Healthiest Cereals [UPDATED]
5. Rice Krispies
Coming in fifth in the countdown is another kids cereal, Rice Krispies. I like Rice Krispies because you get tons of stuff packed into its 1.25 cup serving size. Per serving, it has 128 calories, 0g of fat and 28g of carbohydrates.
4. Grape Nuts
Unlike the other top contenders, this healthy cereal has a very small serving size. But while the serving size of Grape Nuts is only 1/2 a cup, it is EXTREMELY dense, making 1/2 a cup seem like a feast.While Grape Nuts have very few ingredients, which is a definite plus, their slightly unimpressive nutritional info keeps them from ranking any higher. Per serving, it has 208 calories, 1g of fat and 46g of carbohydrates (5g from fiber).
3. Total Corn Flakes
Unlike many of the other cereals on this list, Total Corn Flakes is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals.In addition, it only has 112 calories, 0g of fat and 26g of carbs. And that’s with a massive serving size of 1.33 cups! If you are looking for a great cereal and happen to like the taste of corn flakes, this isn’t a bad choice at all.
2. Kashi Puffs
For anyone on a low carb diet, this cereal is a fantastic choice. While its serving size is only 1 cup, it only has 70 calories, 0.5g of fat and 15g of carbs per serving! And since this cereal is made by Kashi, you can trust that it is made of quality ingredients. But there is one more cereal left in this countdown that is even healthier than Kashi Puffs!
1. Quaker Puffed Wheat
So here you have it, the best of the best, the cream of the crop, numero uno, Quaker Puffed Wheat. While this cereal is extremely similar to Kashi Puffs, it edges them out with a serving size of 1.25 cups. In that large serving, there are only 50 calories, 0g of fat and 11g of carbs. WOW! As far as your diet goes, this cereal is absolutely amazing and almost dietarily insignificant (but not quite). Unfortunately, like all good things, Quaker Puffed Wheat is extremely hard to find . But it can be bought at a reasonable price here.
The Real Number 1: Fiber One Original
When I originally wrote this article, I missed out on an awesome cereal that should definitely be considered the healthiest of all. Fiber One has only 60 calories, 1g of fat, 25g of carbs(14g of which are fiber),and 2g of protein per serving. The serving size if only 1/2 cup, but you will definitely feel very satisfied with a 1 or at most 2 serving bowl. Two servings would still only be 120 calories, and it also has an excellent amount of fiber that would basically be enough for the whole day. It also tastes a whole lot better than puffed wheat, at least in my opinion!
With this information, you should now be able to make intelligent choices about your breakfast cereal. While many of these cereals have few vitamins and minerals, they are awesome for your diet and therefore your weight and physique.
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