Did you know that Cheerios is a really good choice for Breakfast or really any time of day if you are watching your cholesterol or trying to help keep your diabetes under control? Since it's February and it's called the Month of Love because of Valentine's Day and it's the Heart Health month, I thought this would be a perfect time to try and cut some unwanted calories and sugar from my diet.
I know that everyone probably already knows that Cheerios can help with getting your heart healthy, but did you know that it can also do this:
*Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cheerios cereal provides 1 gram per serving.
I like eating my Cheerios with Blueberries, which are so very good for you in a number of ways. Plus, I need all the extra fiber that I can get. I have IBS so it's a constant struggle to get the right nutrients when so many of them get flushed out of my system, so I depend on Cheerios and my Blueberries to get me through the rough times. I even eat them for lunch and dinner sometimes if I am having a really difficult day.
I grabbed this logo off of SmartAboutDiabetes because it's on the Cheerios box and it's one of many products that you can find on their website that will help you identify which products carry their logo so that you are getting the right products to help you stay healthy with your diabetes.
Here is what SmartAboutDiabetes says:
What is a Carb Choice? Carb Choices are an easy way to count carbs, and are used by many people with type 2 diabetes for food planning. Carb Choices can help you keep track of the amount of carbohydrates you eat at meals and snacks, so …
There are so many foods out there that can help you in your Diabetes care and I hope that you will check out the links that I have provided. I am not a Diabetic so I don't know everything which is why I provided you some great places to get some answers. I can tell you that I do eat Cheerios in the original flavor which is the box above and several other flavors also. I have found that by adding whatever fruit you like and are allowed to have to your bowl of Cheerios sure does make it taste better. Please check with your doctor to make sure which fruits are right for you.
You can also go to Cheerio's site and get more info on them:
Cheerios® website - http://www.cheerios.com/
Cheerios® Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Cheerios
“Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.” Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.