Cereal – Which Cereal is Healthiest? – Heart Smart® Grocery Store Tour

Updated : Nov 09, 2019 in Articles

Cereal – Which Cereal is Healthiest? – Heart Smart® Grocery Store Tour

Here we are in the cereal aisle, where you
have many many choices. To narrow it down, to make sure you’re getting something healthy
for you and your family, I like to use the three-three rule. Meaning, I don’t want to
spend more than three grams of fat on a cereal, and I want at least three grams of fiber.
So, when I’m looking at, say, Cheerios, I look at total fat, I’ve got two grams of fat
here, so great, I’m at my fat guideline. Fiber: three grams. So fantastic! Meets the criteria.
Kellogg’s Smart Start would meet the criteria. Post Raisin Bran would meet the criteria.
If I come across something that’s maybe a little shy on fiber, like Special K; only
half a gram of fat here, but I don’t even have one whole gram of fiber in that cereal.
Not to say that it’s a bad choice, but maybe I mix it with something like All-Bran, which
in a half a cup of All-Bran I’ve got 10 grams of fiber. I put a little bit of this All-Bran
into my Special K, I just increased the fiber of that cereal and made it a fine choice. So
when you’re in the cereal aisle, to narrow down your choices, make sure you get a healthy
choice, just remember the three-three rule. At least three grams of fiber, no more than
three grams of fat.


  • The healthiest cereal; is the ones found in the trash after you dump them. Processed sugar carbs are junk.

  • Your heart healthy apron is cute; but cereals are carbohydrate insulin raising sugars. They actually cause heart disease. Get your fiber from a bell pepper.

  • The healthiest one is the one you leave on the shelf. No grains, fruit or seeds allowed in this diabetic house

  • What are your thoughts on the Salt content? am I right that the Packet of Cheerios you held up seemed to have 10% Salt? that seems extremely high? Possibly more worrying than fat content? I wasn't aware Cheerios are that Salty..

  • Bullshit,why won't you just tell the true about the stupid cereals?they bad for your heart as the high levels of carbohydrate will turn to sugar and alter your nervous sistem.
    Which will raise your insulin levels in other words will make you a diabetic overtime and messed up your liver.
    Tell people the fucking true and save the lives of many poor kids you mothersucker

  • I once lost 70+ pounds ( 185-113lbs) in less than 6 months eating nothing but cereal and skim milk the WHOLE time…ANY kind of cereal ( my favorite was cocoa crispies ,fruity pebbles or Frosted Flakes) and I filled the bowls to the top!!!…. at best, I may have squeezed in a brisk 30 min walk three times a week…..black coffee, water, diet soda and the milk in my cereal was my only fluid intake- the weight fell off!!! With no wacky side effects….I PURPOSELY gained back 25 lbs over the next 1.5 years because everyone constantly remarked that I was too thin at 5’7 113lb…I’m now and have been a cool 138 for the past 5 years- that weight has been maintained by eating a diet up to but no more than 2000 calories a day ( of whatever food I want) and walking 3 times a week, time permitting….and yes, I still LOVE cereal after eating it for 5 months straight!!!!🤷‍♀️

  • Total moron radical for sure plenty of them around just eat what you like folks don't listen these idiots they will drive you crazy for sure

  • I like waffles in the morning they seem to be easy on my stomach I put fruit on top of it and waffles don't have all that singer ok it like cereal I buy the multi grain waffles the big shot critics out said waffles are not good for you and if you think there way you will start to believe it that's what you have to be careful surfing the internet folks

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