The Best Cereals for Fiber

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An adult should get 14 grams of fibre for every 1,000 calories they consume on a daily basis, according to U.S. dietary guidelines. Fibre helps maintain your digestive system, and it also promotes heart health, manages blood glucose levels and assists with weight management.

It's easy to start your day on the right track with the many fibre-rich cereals that are available today.

Fibre One

Fibre One cereals are a great way to boost your fibre intake. One serving of Fiber One Original cereal by General Mills has 14 grams of fibre, which is 57 per cent of your daily fibre requirement. In addition to providing more than half of your daily fibre needs, the cereal has 0 grams of fat and a mere 60 calories per serving. Other varieties of Fiber One cereals include Honey Clusters, Raisin Bran Clusters, Caramel Delight and Shredded Wheat. These varieties contain a minimum of 9 grams of fibre per serving. Fibre One can be used as a yoghurt topping, as a substitute for croutons, as a coating for baked chicken or fish and as an on-the-go snack.

Kashi Go Lean

Kashi Go Lean is made of fibre twigs, whole grains, soy protein grahams and Sesame Puffs. One serving of Kashi Go Lean Original has 10 grams of fibre and provides 40 per cent of your daily fibre needs. The lightly sweetened cereal is low in fat and is a good source of protein. Kashi Go Lean's other cereal varieties include Crunch, Crisp-Toasted Berry Crumble and Crunch-Honey Almond Flax. All of these contain 8 or 9 grams of fibre.

Kellogg's All-Bran

One serving of Kellogg's All-Bran Original has 10 grams of fibre and provides 51 per cent of your daily fibre needs. The cereal is made from wheat bran and psyllium. The company claims that by eating the cereal - or one of its varieties - on a daily basis for seven days, you can clean out your system, feel lighter and have more energy. All-Bran varieties include Strawberry Medley and Complete Wheat Flakes. Aside from eating All-Bran for breakfast, you can also get additional fibre by using the cereal in recipes for muffins, cookies and brownies. All-Bran makes a good yoghurt topping and baked chicken or fish coating.