It is impossible to walk down the cereal aisle of your local supermarket without seeing "made with whole grain" somewhere on the front of cereal boxes, but it's important to remember that just because the cereal claims to be made with whole grain, does not automatically mean that it's healthy.
Here are 6 cereals that contain whole grain:
1. Grape Nuts
Grape Nuts are really one of the best cereals made with whole grain and you can find them in just about every supermarket. Grape Nuts packs 7 grams of fiber into one ½ cup serving, along with 6 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar. The ingredients list indicates that this cereal contains whole grain wheat flour, malted barley flour, several B vitamins, vitamin D and folic acid.
2. Honey Nut Cheerios
Honey Nut Cheerios is another cereal made with whole grain, and while the sugar content is slightly high, it's still only 9 grams of sugar per serving. Honey Nut Cheerios also contains 2 grams of dietary fiber and 0.75 of soluble fiber. The first ingredient on this cereal box is whole grain oats, including the oat bran.
3. Fiber One Honey Clusters
Fiber One Honey Clusters is a slightly sweetened cereal, made with flakes for those who don't like really crunchy cereals, and it still only has 6 grams of sugar per serving. What's more is that you can find 13 grams of fiber, 3 grams of soluble fiber and 3 grams of protein.
4. Kashi Go Lean Instant Hot Cereal (Truly Vanilla)
For those who prefer hot cereal, Kashi makes a number of them that are made with whole grain. Kashi's Truly Vanilla contains 7 grams of fiber and 5 grams of soluble fiber, a whopping 9 grams of protein and still only 6 grams of sugar.
5. Barbara's Bakery High Fiber Original
Barbara's bakery produces a number of healthy cereal products that are made with whole grain. The High Fiber Original cereal contains 14 grams of dietary fiber, 8 grams of sugar and the first two ingredients listed on the box are whole wheat and rolled whole oats. This is the perfect cereal for those seeking healthy cereals made with whole grains.
6. Shredded Wheat
Post's Shredded Wheat cereal is a classic whole grain cereal that has been around for more than a century. This cereal contains 6 grams of fiber, less than 1 gram of soluble fiber and 0 grams of sugar, and whole grain wheat is the only ingredient found on the nutrition label.
You've probably noticed that these cereals contain plenty of fiber, and that is true of items and all cereals made with a good amount of whole grain. Fiber is digested slowly, which will help you feel fuller longer. Nutritionists recommend that individuals consume at least 3 servings of whole grains each day, and 9 out of 10 Americans are not meeting their daily needs.
If you are not a fan of whole grain cereal because you think they just don't pack the flavor that you're looking for, try mixing fruit such as blueberries, bananas or raspberries to add sweetness and fiber.