Pick A Healthier Cereal

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  • '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.
    Why?
    It has no added salt and is full of heart healthy berries. It is also fortified with folic acid.
    Per bowl*
    207 calories, 5g fat, 3g fibre.

    Best for… slimming

    The Food Doctor Perfect Start Organic Porridge Mix, rrp £2.99 for 750g.
    Why?
    ‘Porridge is the ultimate diet food,’ says Norris. ‘It keeps you full in the morning’.
    Per bowl*
    180 calories, 3.3g fat, 4.1g fibre.

    Best for… energy
    Nestle Bitesize Shredded Wheat, rrp £2.25 for 750g.
    Why?
    It’s made from wholegrain carbs, so it takes a long time to digest, keeping your blood sugar levels steady.
    Per bowl*
    217 calories, 3.2g fat, 5.3g fibre.

    Best for… digestion
    Vogels Ultra Soya & Linseed Bran, rrp £2.79 for 375g.
    Why?
    It has more than 60 per cent of your recommended daily intake of fibre, which keeps your digestion healthy.
    Per bowl*
    177 Calories, 2.8g fat, 15g fibre.

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