'Despite their healthy reputation, some cereals contain more calories and fat than a bacon sandwich', says nutritionist Carina Norris. Here are a few better options...
Best for… heart health
Kellogg’s Optivita Berry Oat Crisp. rrp £2.45 for 375g.
It has no added salt and is full of heart healthy berries. It is also fortified with folic acid.
207 calories, 5g fat, 3g fibre.
Best for… slimming
The Food Doctor Perfect Start Organic Porridge Mix, rrp £2.99 for 750g.
‘Porridge is the ultimate diet food,’ says Norris. ‘It keeps you full in the morning’.
180 calories, 3.3g fat, 4.1g fibre.
Best for… energy
Nestle Bitesize Shredded Wheat, rrp £2.25 for 750g.
It’s made from wholegrain carbs, so it takes a long time to digest, keeping your blood sugar levels steady.
217 calories, 3.2g fat, 5.3g fibre.
Best for… digestion
Vogels Ultra Soya & Linseed Bran, rrp £2.79 for 375g.
It has more than 60 per cent of your recommended daily intake of fibre, which keeps your digestion healthy.
177 Calories, 2.8g fat, 15g fibre.