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Here's how to put more fiber in your cereal bowl

Bored with breakfast?  

Want to fill your bowl with more fiber and protein and less sugar? Have you tried muesli?

"Muesli is a cereal that typically consists of a blend of whole grains, like oats, wheat and barley mixed with dried fruit, nuts and seeds," said Paige Einstein,  a Registered Dietician at the Nutrition Action Healthletter. "Unlike some other breakfast cereals, the whole grains in Muesli are intact which means they can help keep you regular better than while grains that have been ground into flour."

You can eat Muesli cold with milk or boil with milk or water to make a hot cereal like oatmeal.

Einstein has this shopping suggestion - look for Muesli that doesn't have an added sugar.
 
"You get enough sweetness from the naturally occurring sugar that's in the fruit," she said.

Muesli is calorie dense, so be careful with the service size.  A half-cup serving typically has around 200 calories. But that half cup will have 8 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein and no sodium.

More Info: Give Muesli a Try

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