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The Best and Worst Cereal in 2021—Ranked!

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Clara Olshansky of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 149: You've probably heard people tell you time and again about the importance of a healthy breakfast, but sometimes it can be tough to understand what that actually means in practice. After all, when every breakfast food on the shelf is advertising itself as a healthy pick, especially when you're in the cereal aisle. It can be tricky to figure out which cereal will actually leave you feeling good until lunch, and which are going to lead to a sugar crash within a couple hours."Cereal can make for a quick breakfast option or tasty afternoon snack. However, not all breakfast cereals are created equally," explains Lisa Moskovitz, founding RD and CEO of The New York Nutrition Group. "While some are highly nutrient-dense, others can be mostly empty calories."She added that if you want to feel full and stay energized, you'll want to "look for at least 5 grams of fiber and protein per 1 cup serving." Even better if the cereal "contain[s] at least 10% daily value of three or more nutrients including iron, calcium, zinc, B-vitamins, and Vitamin C." Plus, if you're really looking for a solid start to your day, Moskovitz recommends adding nuts or fresh berries to your cereal for an "extra dose of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory fats."While you likely already know this, there are definitely foods that could make you feel more or less satisfied between meals. So, to help you make your cereal choice, we ranked cereal boxes from the most popular cereal brands, from the least to the most satisfying option. That way you can enjoy a bowl that will leave you feeling full and focused, and not just find yourself munching on empty calories! For more, check out What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Cereal Every Day, and when you're shopping for snacks consult this list The Best & Worst Snacks in America in 2021—Ranked!Read the full article on Eat This, Not That!

The Best and Worst Cereal in 2021—Ranked!

You've probably heard people tell you time and again about the importance of a healthy breakfast, but sometimes it can be tough to understand what that actually means in practice. After all, when every breakfast food on the shelf is advertising itself as a healthy pick, especially when you're in the cereal aisle. It can be tricky to figure out which cereal will actually leave you feeling good until lunch, and which are going to lead to a sugar crash within a couple hours.

"Cereal can make for a quick breakfast option or tasty afternoon snack. However, not all breakfast cereals are created equally," explains Lisa Moskovitz, founding RD and CEO of The New York Nutrition Group. "While some are highly nutrient-dense, others can be mostly empty calories."

She added that if you want to feel full and stay energized, you'll want to "look for at least 5 grams of fiber and protein per 1 cup serving." Even better if the cereal "contain[s] at least 10% daily value of three or more nutrients including iron, calcium, zinc, B-vitamins, and Vitamin C." Plus, if you're really looking for a solid start to your day, Moskovitz recommends adding nuts or fresh berries to your cereal for an "extra dose of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory fats."

While you likely already know this, there are definitely foods that could make you feel more or less satisfied between meals. So, to help you make your cereal choice, we ranked cereal boxes from the most popular cereal brands, from the least to the most satisfying option. That way you can enjoy a bowl that will leave you feeling full and focused, and not just find yourself munching on empty calories! For more, check out What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Cereal Every Day, and when you're shopping for snacks consult this list The Best & Worst Snacks in America in 2021—Ranked!

Read the full article on Eat This, Not That!

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