Having Cereal For Breakfast?


Carolyn Guilford, CNC
Carolyn Guilford, CNC

Actually I like cereal as a snack, also. Any time of the day. Especially if I had something else for breakfast.

Nothing could be quicker or easier. Even on the go, pour some cereal into a plastic baggie, or better a wide mouth jar with a top, take rice milk or almond milk in a travel pack and you’re off. The trouble is finding a cereal that is actually healthy. The number of boxes on the shelves is mind boggling. And, no matter how many times I say ‘read the labels’ I will encounter a client who says “ It said it’s good for the heart”. Marketing is marketing and not necessarily fact. Read the labels, there is no getting around it.

If you have diabetes, heart disease, any chronic disease, or you want to make good choices to prevent health problems, you want to find a cereal that is good for you. The easiest way is to shop in the ‘healthy’ isles, of the grocery store. But even there you have to read the labels.

The healthiest breakfast is one of a whole grain cereal, with fruit and a vegetable, or vegetable juice. (The carrot juice is good.) If you are wanting to control weight, cholesterol or diabetes, or want a lot of energy, a hot cooked cereal of whole grains, such as brown rice, wheat berries, oatmeal, or barley, cooked as you would oatmeal.

Flavor it with dried fruit or raisins, adding your favorite flavors such as cinnamon or ginger and some walnuts or pecans. Personally, I like the cold cereals. But which ever you choose, please read the ingredients label.

You want to look for 100% whole grains, such as wheat, quinoa, millet or amaranth. If you like oatmeal, look for steel cut it makes a wonderful cooked meal, even for folk who don’t like oatmeal. Look for Ezekiel bread and cereal, really good.

Lower your intake of sugar, and cut out the artificial sweeteners altogether. Sucralose is another name for Splenda.

Having a great breakfast everyday will get you ready for great living. You’ll feel good, look good and have the energy to do great things.

You’ll feel like exercising, and exercising will make you want to drink more water, and then you’ll sleep better than a baby. And you’re on your way. Read the Labels. Start with this small change.

For More Information about creating a healthy lifestyle, call or write:

Health Restoration 101 P.O.

Box 2814, Savannah, GA

31402 (912) 236-8987.


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