Learn to read food labels.
Karen Fischer suggests the following is helpful when choosing healthy alternatives.
NO more than 20 g per 100 g
Dietary Fibre content
More than 5 g per 100g. Cereals containing wholegrains supply more fibre so look for at least 50 per cent wholegrain content.
120 mg of sodium per 100g is a low salt product.
less than 300 mg per 100g is okay.
Saturated Fat content
Less than 3 g per 100 g
Total Fat content
Less than 10 g per 100g
Does your breakfast cereal measure up? Something to ponder about....