Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Puffed Wheat Cereal, Low Sugar and Fat, High Fibre

Although breakfast cereals are supposed to be a healthy way to start the day, they can lead to a dieting downfall if you choose the wrong ones.

Many breakfast cereals are packed with sugar which admittedly, does help to make them tastier. But portion sizes have to be tiny and many people go overboard when pouring out cereal from a large packet.

One of the few breakfast cereals which can be considered healthy and low calorie, is Puffed Wheat. This is not to be confused with Sugar Puffs which are basically the same but coated with sugar.

Some of the larger supermarkets have their own brands of Puffed Wheat, all very similar in nutritional content.

While you may need to sweeten them a bit (with your sweetener of choice) you can serve up a large bowlful without worrying about calorie count. It's also one of the few breakfast cereals which gets a green light for all areas of health concern including levels of sugar, salt, fat and calories.

The nutritional information below is for Puffed Wheat by Sainsbury's.

Nutritional Information: Per 30g serving without milk:  107 calories, 4.4g protein, 20.9g carbohydrates, 0.2g sugar, 0.7g fat, 0.2g saturates, 2.8g fibre, trace salt.



  2. Food for thought! Interesting article, thanks for posting. But I love my cereal so I'll take my chances ;)


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