Kashi breakfast cereal is a mix of tastes and textures -- flakes, twigs, and granola -- made from whole oats, brown rice, rye, red winter wheat, triticale, buckwheat, barley, and sesame seeds. One spoonful of this crunchy jumble will leave you wanting more.
Just Enough of the Sweet Stuff
The cereal's are flavored with just enough cane juice, honey, and fruit juice concentrate to give them a tad over one teaspoon of sugar per serving, the same as a bowl of Post Bran Flakes.
Kashi's cereal is also low in sodium and virtually fat-free.
Unlike most breakfast cereals, Kashi isn't fortified. But its whole grains should supply what's milled out at the refinery: vitamins E and B-6, magnesium, zinc, copper, and precious Phytochemicals that may cut your risk of cancer and heart disease.
With eight grams of fiber in each 3/4-cup serving, Kashi beats Quaker Oat Bran (six grams), and it's within striking distance of Kellogg's All-Bran (10 grams) or All-Bran Extra Fiber (13 grams).
A Bowl Of Cereal A Day May Keep The Pounds Away
The battle of the bulge may now have a new weapon: a bowl of cereal. A study published in the Journal Obesity Research found that 80 percent of successful weight loss maintainers eat breakfast 7 days a week; most of those breakfast eaters (60 percent) choose cereal.
While skipping breakfast and eliminating carbohydrates may be typical approaches used by some dieters, the new study suggests that those tactics will only backfire. The participants were part of the National Weight Control Registry -- an ongoing study of 3,000 Americans who have been successful at achieving their goal of losing weight and keeping it off long-term (a 60-pound average weight loss for 6 years). The conclusion is that eating breakfast on a regular basis is a key behavior for losing weight and keeping it off. See also: Healthy, Heart Warming Cereal
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