Go for whole grains
Whole grains don’t go through the processing that removes its healthy parts. “Whole grains are just that—the whole kernel of whatever it is,” says Mills. “It’s not just the carbohydrates, but the fibre and endosperm.” Fibre helps keep you full, while the germ contains healthy vitamins and minerals. Ideally, you should pick a cereal that’s 100 per cent whole grain. If you do go for one with a mix of whole and refined grains, make sure 100 per cent whole grain is the first listed in the ingredients, says Mills.
Originally published as 9 Good-for-You Cereal Hacks for a Healthier Breakfast Bowl on ReadersDigest.com.