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Consumer Reports: Healthy Cereal

Consumer Reports: Healthy Cereal

Cereals get a bad rap but CBS 12's Eric Roby shows us why Consumer Reports says there are some healthy choices.

Consumer Reports, says choosing the right cereal is key.

Start, with a whole grain. at the very least, find one with a whole grain as the first ingredient.

"Whole grains have been linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. And another benefit is that they're going to fill you up, so you're not going to get that mid-morning hunger attack," said Maxine Siegel of Consumer Reports.

Next, check out the sugars. If you really want a sweetened cereal, choose one with no more than eight grams of sugar per serving.

You also need to pay attention to protein. It may help keep blood sugar steady and helps with weight control.

"Cereal usually has a few grams of protein, but if you add cow's milk or yogurt, you're going to get a decent amount of protein," said Maxine Siegel.

Finally, Watch your portions. People often pour more than they realize. So grab your favorite bowl and measure out a serving -- so you recognize what a proper portion really is. eric roby cbs 12 news.

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