Including a bowl of cereal for breakfast is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to tap into the health-boosting power of whole grains. Eating whole grain cereal may be especially valuable for reducing the risk of high blood pressure. After following over 13,000 male physicians for 16 plus years, scientists found that men who ate the most cereal, especially whole grain varieties, were 20% less likely to develop high blood pressure (American Heart Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA March 2011).
When selecting your cereal, always refer to the Nutrition Facts box and be sure it has at least 5 grams or more of fiber and 10 grams or less of sugar per serving. Here are some excellent choices:
Post® Grape Nuts®
Post® Great Grains®
Kellogg’s® Wheat Chex®
Kellogg’s® Bran Flakes®
Kashi® Autumn Wheat®
Kashi® Go Lean Crisp®
Quaker® Oat Squares®
Quaker® Oat Bran®
Many other brands are available too.
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