Choosing the Best Cereal – Diabetes Center for Children at CHOP

Choosing the Best Cereal – Diabetes Center for Children at CHOP

November 2, 2019 2 By William Morgan


>>NOW WE’RE IN
THE CEREAL AISLE.
CEREAL IS A POPULAR
BREAKFAST CHOICE,
BUT ALSO A GREAT SNACK.
THERE’S LOTS OF
DIFFERENT VARIETIES,
SO IT’S ALWAYS HARD TO
FIGURE OUT WHICH ONE
IS BEST TO PICK.
KIX® AND CINNAMON TOAST
CRUNCH® ARE GOOD CHOICES
IN THAT THEY HAVE WHOLE GRAIN
AS THE FIRST INGREDIENT,
BUT YOU ALSO WANT TO LOOK
AT THE AMOUNT OF SUGAR
AND FIBER.
KIX® IS A GREAT CHOICE
BECAUSE IT’S 3 GRAMS
OF SUGAR AND 3 GRAMS
OF FIBER PER SERVING.
CINNAMON TOAST
CRUNCH®, HOWEVER,
HAS 9 GRAMS OF SUGAR
AND ONLY 2 GRAMS OF FIBER.
WHEN LOOKING AT YOUR
CEREAL, YOU WANT TO LOOK
AT THE NUTRITION FACTS.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
WITH DIABETES IS COUNTING
YOUR CARBS AND
TAKING YOUR INSULIN.
THE SERVING SIZE AT
THE TOP SAYS ONE CUP.
SO THIS WOULD BE A
SERVING FOR THE CHEERIOS®.
CHEERIOS®, IF YOU
LOOK AT THE LABEL,
IS ONLY 1 GRAM OF SUGAR,
AND 3 GRAMS OF FIBER,
AND 20 CARBS.