They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast here in Singapore is helpful as it can fuel our mornings and let us do our work with enthusiasm and energy. The common mistake of some Singaporeans is to reach cereals with empty calories and eat it. Our breakfast is supposed to be healthy not filled with sugary treats.
Cereals are convenient. Some contain the least amount of sugar while others are filled with sugar. In this case, it is important that we look for food labels and make sure that the cereals we choose have less than five grams of sugar per serving not ten grams (ten grams of sugar is nearly a tablespoon and that is too much).
Five grams of sugar is enough to start our mornings better but we have to be honest that sugars taste good. It is important that we control ourselves. The good news is that cereals can be tasteful without sugars. We only need to consider base cereals and add some natural sweetness like bananas, pears, peaches, berries and other fresh fruits. The fruits not only add few calories but it will also give healthy dose of antioxidants and fibre.
What are we waiting for? Let us go to our nearest supermarkets and look for cereals with the lowest sugar content. We can begin by considering the following cereals:
- Kashi 7 whole grain puffs: Kashi is the first choice since it contains zero sugar and sodium but it doesn’t have to be bland. This cereal also boasts of tasty blends of seeds and whole grains.
- Corn chex: Corn chex is famous for people on a gluten-free diet. This cereal boasts of three grams of sugar in every cup with one hundred twenty calories every serving.
- Barbara’s classic brown rice crisps: This three ingredients cereal is sweetened by organic fruit juices but it only contains one gram of sugar in every cup.
- Nature’s path organic flax plus multibran flakes: The three-quarter cup serving of this cereal only contains five grams of fibre and four grams of protein which makes it one of the best choices out there. It doesn’t end there because the sugar content is only four grams.
- Back to the roots: This kind of cereal has three ingredients and is sweetened by organic cane sugar. We should not fret because it only contains five grams of sugar per serving.
- Cheerios: Perhaps cheerios is the most popular of them all. Cheerios is old but it doesn’t mean it tastes bad. The plain variety contains one gram of sugar in every three-quarter cup. If we consider other variations, it contains high sugar.
Our mornings will surely be better with these cereals. Happy eating!