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Fiber One Cereal Review
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.
More About a High-Fiber Diet
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 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!