Sumary of Secret Side Effects of Eating Cereal, Says Science:
- We’re raised on the stuff—from palming Cheerios as toddlers to slurping down a bowl before school, the breakfast staple is at once both versatile and dependable.
- The milk-spoon-bowl practice is instilled in us early on, and apparently, it’s a habit that lasts: this year, over 280 million Americans answered that, yes, they do eat breakfast cereal.
- ShutterstockLauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN, author of The Protein-Packed Breakfast Club, referenced studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data, among others, when explaining that there actually are key nutrients lurking in your cereal bowl.
- Not only does the breakfast deliver on whole grains and fiber, but it also weaves folate, iron, zinc, vitamin A and B vitamins into a person’s diet.
- “When you are purchasing cereal, aim for at least 3 grams of fiber on the nutrition facts label and look for whole grains in the ingredients list,” says Ashley Larsen, RD.