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The Cereals You Should Be Eating

By Brandi Goodman 

Not all cereals are created equal. Many of the cereals on the market today are packed with sugar and high in carbs and calories. There are certain cereals that are better for your health that you should be eating instead of the fun and fruity options.

Oat Cereal

Cereal made with oats is good for your body. It provides lots of B vitamins, magnesium, iron, and fiber. Whole grains are an essential part of your diet and oat cereal fits into this category. Multi-Grain Cheerios are a popular brand that should be in your cupboard. It boasts about their possibility of reducing the risk of heart disease. They even make an Oat Crunch version with more protein. 


You don't have to eat a granola bar to get the benefits granola brings. Many cereals include granola -- and for good reason. Granola provides vitamins, healthy fat, and protein. Lots of granola options will have oats in the mix as well. The Special K brand from Kellogg's offers a granola cereal that is low-fat, high fiber, and high protein. 


The popular options on the shelf are often tasty, but they tend to have more sugar and added ingredients than you need. Look at the organic options for something even more beneficial for your brain and body. Ezekiel 4:9 Food for Life makes an organic cereal with golden flax. Eight grams of protein and six of fiber are provided in a serving. Wheat, barley, lentils, and soybeans are also found in the product.


Muesli cereal contains a combination of oats, nuts, fruits, and seeds. You can enjoy it with milk like most cereals encourage or eat the concoction with yogurt and even the juice of fruits. Bob's Red Mill offers a Paleo-style Muesli that is low in carbs. It's a grain-free option. The brand also offers a honey oat granola option, gluten-free tropical, fruit and seed, and more. Try them all to see which mixture is your favorite. They all offer protein, fiber, and iron.

National Cereal Day in March encourages people to eat more cereal. You don't have to wait for this day to come around to enjoy a bowl. Just stick with some of the healthier cereals that you actually should be eating and you can consume the deliciousness guilt-free. Avoid options loaded with sugar and stick to just one bowl at a time to keep your calorie count down.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Baytown, Tex.

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