The American Heart Association recommends that people incorporate a minimum of 25 grams of fibre in their diets on a daily basis. Fibre does not only aid in heart and digestive health, it can also help you maintain your diet. A fibre-rich diet is known to keep you feeling full for a longer period of time. There are many cereals available that can help you meet your daily fibre needs.
Kashi Go Lean
Kashi Go Lean cereal has 10 grams of fibre per serving and makes up 40 per cent of your daily fibre needs. The cereal also has 13 grams of protein, which is more than double the protein of a large egg, and makes up 20 per cent of your daily protein needs. The mixture of soy protein grahams, whole wheat grains, sesame puffs and fibre twigs is lightly sweetened and low in fat. Other varieties of Kashi Go Lean include Crunch!, Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble, and Crunch! Honey Almond Flax. Aside from eating Kashi Go Lean for breakfast, you can also use the cereal in cookies, as a yoghurt topping, or as a coating for baked chicken and fish.
Grape Nuts cereal by Post has been around since 1898. The cereal has 7 grams of fibre and 33 grams of whole grains per serving. Eating Grape Nuts when trying to lose weight can help you feel satisfied for a longer period of time. A serving with half a cup of fat-free milk has 240 calories and can be eaten both cold and hot. Grape Nuts can also be used in recipes for low-fat muffins and as a yoghurt and salad topping.
One half-cup serving of Fiber One Original cereal contains 14 grams of fibre and 60 calories. The General Mills cereal fulfils 57 per cent of your daily fibre needs. Other fibre-rich varieties of Fiber One include Shredded Wheat, Honey Clusters, Caramel Delight and Raisin Bran Clusters. Fiber One cereals can be used in recipes for muffins, cookies, chicken, fish and snacks.
All-Bran Bran Buds
With 13 grams of fibre, Kellogg's All-Bran Bran Buds makes up for 51 per cent of your daily fibre needs. The cereal contains psyllium and wheat bran. A one-cup serving with half a cup of fat-free milk has 110 calories. Aside from enjoying All-Bran milk, the cereal can also be added to recipes for meatballs, casseroles, burgers, soups and desserts. Other All-Bran varieties include Original and Complete Wheat Flakes.