The most recent Dietary Guidelines recommend that people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. If you’re like me, you have no idea how that translates into how much of what you should be eating daily. I have never been able to crack the Dietary Guidelines Code. I can read as many food packages as I want, but after reading off a seemingly endless list of ingredients for everything I put into my cart at the grocery store, I still walk out of there with a wish and a hope that I have a week’s worth of daily whole servings of what my body needs. Isn’t this the stuff we all learned year after year in health class; if it was easy enough to teach to us then, then why is it so difficult to figure out now as an adult?
The food industry advances and changes frequently and it is our responsibility to change right along with it while also learning to become more aware. We are bombarded by all sorts of health messages about our food every day in commercials, on the news, in newspapers, magazines, advertisements, and in the aisles of our local stores. It is sometimes hard to differentiate between what is hype to sell more of a product and what we should actually be paying close attention to.
One of the most deceiving products in terms of nutritional benefits that we all regularly buy is breakfast cereal. It isn’t like when you’re in the snack aisle and you know that everything located there is bad for you. In the cereal aisle, everything is combined. You have your bran sitting right next to your Cocoa Pebbles and you’re trying to find that balance between a cereal that is wholesome while also being something everyone in your family, especially kids, will eat.
Getting enough whole grain in your daily diet is important and General Mills is making it easy to start your day off right with a bowl of any one of their 50 cereals that have more whole grain than any other ingredient while still having the same great taste that you have come to expect. Looking for whole grain in your General Mills cereals is now easier than ever before.
All cereals with the white check currently have at least 9 grams of whole grain per serving.
To help get your day off to a great start, MyBlogSpark has generously provided us with the opportunity to give away an additional General Mills cereal prize pack to one lucky Woman Tribune reader. Included in the prize pack are 5 boxes of General Mills cereal with the white check: Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Total.
Prize pack, information, and giveaway were provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. No other compensation was received, and opinions are my own.