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Cereals can be great sources of fiber. But it’s very important to read the label to
know what you’re really getting. Foods such as these ones here have a lot of fiber per
serving. Eight grams of fiber in one serving, that’s a high amount of fiber. You’ll
see that the percentage amount in a 2,000 calorie diet is 32% so that’s pretty high.
If you can find cereals that have 5,6,7,8 grams of fiber, that’s a very healthy choice.
Cereals such as these down here are lower in fiber. So for example this cereal only
has 1 gram of fiber per serving and it has a lot of sugar, 16 grams. So this cereal is
not as healthy. It contains a lot of added sugar and not a lot of fiber. Same with this
cereal here. This actually has 0 grams of fiber, so even worse than the first one and
14 grams of sugar. So again, this is not as healthy of a choice. Somebody who eats cereal
like this will usually feel hungry pretty soon after eating it because fiber helps keep
you full longer. So if you’re eating a cereal with no fiber, it’s mostly sugar and it’s
going to absorb into your bloodstream pretty quickly.