Friday, July 22, 2011

Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal from General Mills

I recieved a complimentary box of Fiber One 80 Calories Cereal from the Psst General Mills Program to eat and review.
I liked this product and so did my husband. The smell is nice when the box is opened and the cereal is tasty. I could taste the touch of honey, the cereal was crisp but not too hard and 3/4 cup satisfied me. This can be a snack eaten without milk. General Mills' cereals all are whole grain which means all three parts of the grain are used.
Fiber One 80 has 80 calories for 3/4 cup, 1 g fat, 25 g carbs,10 g dietary fiber and 3 g sugar. Fiber One 80 Calories is naturally & artificial honey flavored.
Look for it on your grocery shelves. The box is colorful and shows a bowl of cereal with strawberries (4 strawberries is approximately additional 25 calories) and shows the Daily Value of Fiber is 40 %. The box is also marked NEW!.

The following is from General Mills:
10 Tips to Get your Daily Fiber

Most Americans are not getting the recommended 25 grams of fiber each day. With Fiber One cereal, it's easier than ever to increase your daily fiber intake. Try using these 10 simple tips to help reach your fiber goals.
1) Scan for Bran
Look for “bran,” “whole grain” and “whole wheat” on product packages and ingredient labels. These ingredients can help boost fiber intake.
¾ cup Fiber One® 80 Calories = 10g fiber
2) Grab the Whole Food
Munch on a whole piece of fruit in place of drinking a glass of juice. You’ll get the nutrients and the fiber too.
1 medium apple = 3g fiber
3) Savor the Skins
Eat fruit and vegetables with the skin on. Eating the skin helps to bump up the fiber, plus it provides texture and a bonus of other nutrients.
1 medium baked potato with skin on = 4g fiber
4) Screen for Beans
Replace your typical side dishes with high-fiber dried peas and beans, such as kidney, pinto, lentils or black-eyed peas. These fiber-packed legumes make it easier to meet daily fiber goals.
½ cup canned red kidney beans = 8g fiber
5) Go Nuts
Jazz up salads, vegetables, snacks and desserts with almonds, sunflower seeds or soy nuts. Nuts and seeds add fiber and fun-to-chew crunch to foods.
1 ounce roasted almonds = 3g fiber
6) Be Berry Wild
Choose raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries to add variety to your cereals. These berries have twice the fiber of many other fruit selections.
½ cup fresh raspberries = 4g fiber
7) Bring on the Brown
Use brown rice instead of white. Switch to whole wheat pasta, whole wheat flour, whole wheat breads and whole grain crackers instead of regular white versions.
1 cup brown rice = 3g fiber
8) Skip the Chips
Select snacks that are a good source of fiber. Instead of potato chips, go for low-fat popcorn, whole-grain pretzels or oven-crisped whole-wheat pita triangles.
3 cups popcorn = 4g fiber
9) Drink Up
Water is a healthy beverage choice—especially as you up the fiber. Your body needs more water to help process the added fiber you eat.
Aim for eight 8-oz glasses of water each day.
10) Sneak in Some Fiber One cereal
Incorporate Fiber One cereal into your favorite side dishes or use to top yogurt, salads or oatmeal.
¼ cup Fiber One Original cereal for sprinkling = 7g fiber


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