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Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms or Cinnamon Toast Crunch are my favorite General Mills cereals, probably because they were my favorite as a child and they continue to be a favorite for my family. Part of that is probably because my husband and I tend to grab our childhood favorites off the shelves and my daughter has come to love them, because they are always a treat when we add them to our cereal stash. Although I try and buy healthier, less sugary options like Kix or multigrain Cheerios that still taste yummy, I am happy to know that they are still full of whole grains and essential nutrients and vitamins.
Over the past 5 years or so I have really tried to purchase more whole grains when I am grocery shopping whether it is pasta noodles or bread, so I’d like to think that I am part of the five percent of Americans (mentioned below), but I know there are still more places I can make the change. My daughter and I eat cereal for breakfast almost every morning, so the presence of whole grains and nutritional content of our cereals are important to us and we continue to be Big G fans for most of our cereal selections.
Read more about what General Mills cereals have to offer below:
According to the 2010 Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, only five percent of Americans get the three full recommended daily servings – a shocking statistic.
With many Americans making New Year’s Resolutions to live healthier, it’s never been easier to get the whole grain you want without sacrificing taste. Every Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, with more than 20 General Mills cereals delivering 16 grams or more. (At least 48 grams of whole grain are recommended daily.) Big G cereals are America’s number one source of whole grain at breakfast, providing America with more whole grain at breakfast than any other breakfast food from any other manufacturer.
Only whole grain gives you the vital nutrients from the complete grain. The health benefits of whole grains can’t be pinpointed to one particular component of the grain. It’s the “whole grain package” that makes the difference. In addition to fiber, whole grain contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients that help ensure a healthy diet. A diet high in whole grain has been found to help with diabetes and weight management, and it may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Get into the whole grain habit by just looking for the big white check on Big G cereals! Cereal is already one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make, and the entire Big G cereal line is made with whole grain, making it a great choice. Big G cereals have the brands and flavor your family will love, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, Fiber One® and Total®.
To be sure the other foods you are choosing have the healthy whole grain you need, just follow these two easy rules:
Look for a whole grain symbol like the big white check on Big G cereals or the Whole Grain Stamp developed by the Whole Grains Council
Scan the ingredient list and choose foods that list a whole grain near the top of the list
Visit www.WholeGrainNation.com for more tips, additional information about the benefits of Whole Grain and how Big G cereals can be a convenient and tasty way to incorporate more whole grain into your day.
Samples of the products mentioned in the review were provided for this review. No other compensation was received and the views and opinions are my own.