Fiber One Cereal Review

Box of Original Fiber One cereal photo: ShannonPatrick17 @flickr
Box of Original Fiber One cereal photo: ShannonPatrick17 @flickr

Fiber One Cereal Publicity

Fiber One cereal has gotten a lot of publicity lately from the Biggest Loser tv shows. I had seen it on the grocery shelves, but never tried it until seeing it on television.

So, I decided what the heck? I was trying to eat more healthy, and looking for the best high fiber cereals. I thought I would give Fiber One cereal a try. So, here's my Fiber One cereal review:

Fiber One Cereal Calories

Fiber One cereal is a whole grain bran cereal. One of the healthiest things about Fiber One cereal is that it only contains 60 calories per 1/2 cup serving. To keep it low in calories, try pairing it with skim, fat free milk. That keeps it at about 200 calories. For an even more healthy breakfast, add skim organic milk or healthy goat's milk to your morning bowl of Fiber One cereal.

Fiber One Cereal Nutrition Facts

More nutritional goodness from Fiber One cereal- no sugar! 0 grams! Plus, it has almost no fat, with no saturated or trans fats. The same 1/2 cup serving also provides an adult with 25% of the daily requirement for iron. Fiber One cereal is also an excellent source of B vitamins and zinc.

Even though Fiber One has 25 grams of carbs, because of the high fiber content, it has a very low glycemic load index. This is excellent news for diabetics especially. Low glycemic diets are also effective for weight loss.

Unfortunately, Fiber One cereal does contain aspartame. That is a concern. But in order to provide a little sweetness without adding calories, I guess this is the compromise.

Fiber One Cereal for Weight Loss

Hence its name, if adding fiber to your diet is what you want, then Fiber One cereal is your answer. It is truly one of the best fiber rich foods you can eat. One serving of Fiber One cereal daily gives you more than half of your daily fiber requirement! About 1/4 of that fiber is soluble fiber.

If you add fruit to your daily bowl of cereal, that's even more fiber added with virtually no effort. Compare Fiber One's fiber to other cereals, even other bran cereals and you will see how it got its name.

One of the benefits to a high fiber diet is weight loss. Eating Fiber One every day may help you lose weight. Find out why is fiber good for you? if you want to know more.

Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters- Many varieties of Fiber One cereal photo: theimpulsivebuy @flickr
Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters- Many varieties of Fiber One cereal photo: theimpulsivebuy @flickr

Fiber One Cereal Review for Taste

Keep in mind that this is a bran cereal. Only so much can be done with bran cereals, flavor wise, and still keep them healthy. With that being said, Fiber One cereal does taste better than other bran cereals I've tried. Most bran cereals end up in the trash. I usually can't even finish the first bowl that I try. Not so with Fiber One cereal. It has a subtle nice, nutty flavor. I like its slightly crunchy texture. While it doesn't taste delicious, it is edible.

If you like sweet cereals, chances are you won't like Fiber One cereal. As is understandable with a low calorie cereal, Fiber One doesn't taste very sweet at all. It actually tastes pretty good if you add some fruit. And it gives it some added natural sweetness. I like to add strawberries or bananas the best.

There are different varieties of Fiber One cereal, but I haven't tried them. If you want something a little sweeter, they may be worth a try. Look for Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal, Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters, or Fiber One Caramel Delight. They probably are less nutritious- more sugar, less fiber, but still a more healthy choice than most cereals.

Balanced Fiber One Cereal Review - The Negatives

Fiber One cereal does cost more than most cereals. On the other hand, what is the price to pay for better health? I just wish it didn't contain aspartame. These are the only negatives in my opinion about this high fiber cereal.

So, the final word in my Fiber One cereal review is a general high thumbs up!

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Hope Wilbanks 6 years ago from Louisiana

I bought a box of Fiber One (the honey clusters...I think that's the name of it?) to try when I went back to Weight Watchers because I was trying to get in more fiber and dairy (I don't ordinarily drink milk). I was very surprised at how good it actually tastes. You still get the fiber taste, but it's not nearly as awful as some other fiber cereals I've tried. I won't eat anything that tastes like I'm chewing cardboard. Fiber One definitely passes that test for me. :)


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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

I like the type with the honey clusters and my wife chooses the caramel Crunch. I was able to lose 20 pounds last spring with this as part of my improved diet. It is about the only cereal I will eat right now. Thanks for the article!


Charlie 6 years ago

I love Fiber One, although the Glyclose index is only 46, thirty minutes after I eat 1/2 cup with 1% milk my blood level jumps, this morning, from 156 to 247. Not the first time. Something wrong with the G index, or probably me? Any other similar experience?


dee 6 years ago

I read a very interesting article with regard to the fiber in Fiber One. It is not natural Fiber, but something called Inulin. For some people, this is not processed like natural fiber in the body. I wondered why I was eating this every morning and not getting the "fiber effect". I don't have the URL for the article, but it was on msn. I am now looking for high fiber cereal that has natural fiber. I hate that, because I LOVED the Fiber One honey clusters!


granstmom3 6 years ago

Just got off the phone with General Mills who make Fiber One, and I have bad news. They have confirmed my suspicions said that they changed Fiber One. The flakes are now similar to a very average kind of junky cereal flake. After years of buying and recommending this product, I don't want it like this. The worst part of this change is that.....it doesn't work like the old one. This is very, very bad news. If you have an older box, compare it to the flake of the new. You'll see the color and texture is different.

If you don't like the change, please let the company know as I have.


lbard 6 years ago

We like the product but are tired of paying the price. Kroger had it for almost $5 a box for he honey clusters. Thanks for the price gouge. Maybe it costs more to grow fiber!


Teenage Diet 5 years ago

I have been eating Fiber one for the better part of a year now and it is part of my daily diet.

Joseph


Mike 5 years ago

It's become a regular part of my diet also. I use it as a 1/2 cup snack with skim between breakfast and lunch. It's also always $2.20 at my local dollar store.


Darlene 4 years ago

nothing with fiber i tried before this actually made me regular... hallelujah!


Stacey 4 years ago

I've been enjoying the regular Fiber One for years. I try to drink lots of water during the day and then I eat the cereal dry as a snack just to take the edge off hunger attacks. I enjoy the taste, but not so much that I will continue to eat it like the other candy-type cereals. It does wonders for my digestive tract!


Lisa Marie 4 years ago

Has anyone tried baked onion rings using the original Fiber One crushed as the coating (A "Hungry Girl" TV Show Recipe)??

IF SO HOW WERE THEY?

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