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Breakfast

Break out the breakfast cereal – it’s too good not to!

Cereal is a delicious way to get a lot out of your breakfast. Just pour the cereal, add milk and your favourite fresh fruit, and there you have it. A balanced breakfast in just a few minutes. Go on, tuck in!

No grain, no gain

Most breakfast cereals are made mainly from grains, and not only do they taste great - when eaten with milk or yoghurt, they give you a wide range of nutrients, including carbohydrates, protein, fat, sugar, fibre and several vitamins and minerals. And if you choose a cereal made with whole grain, you’re getting even more of your body’s needs met. Because all the edible parts of the grains are still there, they contain vitamins, minerals, fibre, starch and other nutrients[1].

Fortify your diet

Most breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamins and minerals, helping the whole family meet their recommended daily amounts of certain nutrients.

For example, some cereals contain added calcium, which is important for children’s bone growth and development. So, together with milk, it gives you more of the good stuff!

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Whole Grain the Whole Story

Whole grains have more nutrient than the refined flours. Why not have a go at changing to whole grain and see what you think?

READ MORE Read the full article "Whole Grain the Whole Story"

Did you

know?

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Food of gods and kings

In Asia, the Amaranth grain is known as ‘king seed’ and ‘seed sent by God’.

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Pure gold

Quinoa, pronounced ‘keen-wa’, is a whole grain that was highly prized by the ancient Incas – they called it ‘gold of the Incas’.

Is it all about sweetness?

The main ingredient in most breakfast cereals is grain – and, while cereal does contain sugar, this is mainly added to enhace texture and taste.

Find out more about cereal and sugar.

Footnotes

  1. ^ Learn more about whole grain and nutrients http://wholegraingoodness.hgca.com/guide-to-wholegrain/wholegrain-nutrie...

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