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Aug 23, 2010 07:45 PM

Top healthy cereals- they did not list the amount of fiber

I was really disappointed that of all the nutrition info they provided, they left off the grams of fiber. I only buy cereal that provides 3 grams of fiber or higher. High fiber, low sugar.

Same with my whole grain bread.

What does 'Whole Grain' mean, anyway? If a cereal says it's 'Whole Grain' but only has 1 gram of fiber, I pass on it.

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  1. well, in their defense, it was a *taste test* of cereals that are touted as "healthy" in the supermarket...but that doesn't mean they are the healthiest, and the folks at BA chose their faves based on what they enjoyed eating, not the nutritional content.

    and i assume your whole grain question was rhetorical, but just in case it wasn't, whole grains still contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed - the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. in order for a processed grain to be considered whole, all of these components must still be present there's a HUGE difference between "made with whole grain" and "100% whole grain" in the realm of product labeling. unfortunately manufacturers can (and do) use the former even if the product contains a pretty insignificant proportion of whole grains.