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.

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.

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

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