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10 Healthiest Breakfast Cereals

10 Healthiest Breakfast Cereals

10. Nature’s Path: Synergy 8 Whole Grains
Nutritional Score: 78
Artificial Sweeteners: No
Artificial Food Dyes: No
Sugar Content: 13%
Fiber Content: 17%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 0

9. Kashi: Shredded Wheat – Autumn Wheat
Nutritional Score: 78
Artificial Sweeteners: No
Artificial Food Dyes: No
Sugar Content: 13%
Fiber Content: 11%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 0

8. General Mills: Fiber One – Original (bran)
Nutritional Score: 78
Artificial Sweeteners: Aspartame
Artificial Food Dyes: No
Sugar Content: 0%
Fiber Content: 47%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 350

7. Uncle Sam: Uncle Sam
Nutritional Score: 78
Artificial Sweeteners:  No
Artificial Food Dyes:  No
Sugar Content: 2%
Fiber Content: 18%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 245

6. Kellogg: Mini-Wheats – Unfrosted/Bite Size
Nutritional Score: 82
Artificial Sweeteners:  No
Artificial Food Dyes:  No
Sugar Content: 2%
Fiber Content: 10%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 17

5. Post: Shredded Wheat – Spoon Size Wheat ‘n Bran
Nutritional Score: 82
Artificial Sweeteners:  No
Artificial Food Dyes:  No
Sugar Content: 2%
Fiber Content: 14%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 0

4. Kashi: Puffs – 7 Whole Grains Puffs
Nutritional Score: 82
Artificial Sweeteners:  No
Artificial Food Dyes:  No
Sugar Content: 0%
Fiber Content: 5%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 0

3. Barbara’s Bakery: Shredded Wheat
Nutritional Score: 82
Artificial Sweeteners: No
Artificial Food Dyes: No
Sugar Content: 0%
Fiber Content: 12%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 0

2. Post: Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Original
Nutritional Score: 82
Artificial Sweeteners:  No
Artificial Food Dyes:  No
Sugar Content: 0%
Fiber Content: 12%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 0

1. Post:  Shredded Wheat Original
Nutritional Score: 82
Artificial Sweeteners:  No
Artificial Food Dyes:  No
Sugar Content: 0%
Fiber Content: 13%
Sodium (Mg per 100g): 0

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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1:26PM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

I love shredded wheat. Also, Weetabix, but that's not on the list.

5:54AM PDT on Jun 11, 2014

Thans for the info

5:09AM PDT on May 10, 2014

Smart choice for starting the morning

6:35PM PDT on May 6, 2014

What about Total?

1:26PM PDT on Apr 4, 2014

I prefer my Trix cereal with half a can of lite beer and a slice of cold pizza. I also eat a sliced orange for nutrition !

9:51AM PST on Feb 9, 2014

Nice picks. Here's another opinion (not without overlap):

http://www.nutralegacy.com/blog/general-healthcare/5-of-the-healthiest-breakfast-cereals/

2:00AM PST on Dec 7, 2013

I don't eat breakfast cereals. That amount of milk would make me run to the toilet. :-(

1:46AM PST on Dec 7, 2013

Thank you :)

1:31PM PDT on Nov 2, 2013

I am surprised that no one mentioned the Ezekiel cereals. They have no flour and no sugar.

10:14AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

Thanks for the info, but I'll stick to my steel-cut oats with fruit, nuts & almond milk!

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