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 May 2013 | Kellogg’s Nutrition Know Newsletter for Healthcare Professionals
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New Research

Fiber in Whole-Grain Cereals - Time to Change Your Recommendations?

Despite fiber's health benefits, most Americans don't meet daily fiber intake recommendations.1 In the quest to close this fiber gap, many health professionals recommend choosing whole-grain cereals.

But surprisingly, many whole-grain products don't provide the fiber you might expect, suggesting that the best advice is to choose whole-grain cereals that are also a good source of fiber (at least 3 grams per serving).

According to a new study that analyzed adults' fiber intake for two weeks:2

  • In a typical day, most Americans get fiber from more than 25 different foods, with vegetables, fruits, and ready-to-eat (RTE) cereals among the top sources. However, each category supplies only about 1 gram of fiber per day, on average.
  • Adults eating whole-grain RTE cereals with at least a good source of fiber consumed 42% more fiber at breakfast and 14% more daily fiber than typical adults.
  • Choosing a RTE whole-grain cereal with at least a good source of fiber doubles fiber intake to 2.37 grams, compared to the average fiber intake of 1.01 grams from RTE cereal.

The bottom line: Advising consumers to choose whole-grain foods with at least a good source of fiber may help them meet two recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines: “Consume at least half of all grains as whole grains and choose foods that provide more fiber.”3

Read the abstract: Analysis of Average Daily Fiber Intake Among Ready-to-Eat Cereal Consumers: Role of Whole-Grain Cereals in Closing the Fiber Gap.

Cereal for Breakfast - A Key to Healthy Aging?

Your younger clients who want to stay healthy may want to break out the cereal bowl.

Eating breakfast - and ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal in particular - may contribute to healthy aging through reduced risk of chronic disease, according to a new study from the Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice.4

According to analysis of 2001-2008 NHANES data, eating RTE cereal is associated with lower body weight, lower BMI, reduced abdominal adiposity and lower prevalence of risk factors for metabolic syndrome in adults aged 19 to 50 years.

Read the abstract: Breakfast and Ready-To-Eat Cereal Consumption are Associated with Improved Markers of Cardiometabolic Health in Adults: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001 - 2008

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  1. What We Eat in America, NHANES 2009-2010

  2. Williams CL, Felt-Gunderson P. Analysis of average daily fiber intake among ready-to-eat cereal consumers: role of whole-grain cereals in closing the fiber gap. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Published online 6 March 2013

  3. 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

  4. McGill C, Sanders LM, Miller KB, Fulgoni III VL. Breakfast and ready-to-eat cereal consumption are associated with improved markers of cardiometabolic health in adults: results from the National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey 2001 - 2008. Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice. Accepted for publication December 19, 2012

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