Companies are starting to clean up their ingredients list now that people are becoming more health conscious. Gluten-free, organic, all-natural and vegan are just some of the labels that you’ll come across in supermarkets nowadays. When it comes to cereals, dieticians recommend only a select few for weight loss purposes. Here’s a list of all-natural cereals that you could start your day with:
- 18 Rabbits Veritas Granola
At just 280 calories per serving, you’re in for a treat with the 18 Rabbits Veritas Granola. It sweetened naturally with honey and maple syrup, and includes nuts and seeds that aren’t usually found in granola hence the slightly higher fat content (16g) fat. Nevertheless, it’s high in protein and contains zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and iron.
- McCabe’s PB and Chocolate Granola
Peanut butter chocolate lovers unite—the McCabe’s PB and Chocolate Granola could be just what you’re looking for minus the extreme carbohydrate loading. Using oats with maple syrup rather than the dreaded white refined sugar, this weight loss cereal works great as a pre or post-workout snack. For lighter individuals, have a 1-ounce serving for 140 calories.
- Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice
Looking for that crunch like in your favorite rice crispies? The Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice is pretty much the same thing, only healthier. This whole-grain option is made of brown rice, meaning there’s a good among of dietary fiber which slows down digestion. Also, whole grains have been linked to less belly fat so this cereal will be a great addition to any weight loss or fat loss protocol.
- Arrowhead Mills Oat Bran Flakes
At just 140 calories per serving and only 3 grams of sugar, you can have this cereal at pretty much any time of the day. Paired with berries or milk, you’ll have a healthy dose of complex carbohydrates, protein and dfat. It’s low in calories meaning you can have a little more volume without packing on weight. Also, bran flakes are relatively expensive but still contains a lot of vitamins and minerals including iron as well as a 5 grams of fiber.