Cereal: the Breakfast of Champions?
When it comes to cereal… do you wonder which box of the 100 boxes on the shelf to choose? Should an active person and unactive person eat the same cereal? Is cereal even healthy for you? When choosing what cereal is best, it is important to look at a few important things on the food label:
►Fiber: Aim to pick a cereal with at least 2-3 grams of fiber per serving.
►Sugar: Look for cereals with less than 10 grams of sugar per serving.
►Serving size: The goal is to eat a serving to a serving and a half w/ low-fat milk and then eat a protein like eggs, string cheese, or yogurt
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.