Archive for April 8, 2013

Using Gluten Free Cereal for Breakfast

Written by Healthy Eater. Posted in Healthy cereal, High fiber foods, Whole grain cereal

High fiber foods
Cereal is a staple in just about every home with children. Even homes without kids have a box or two of some kind of cereal in the cupboard. Most parents want to make sure they are buying healthy cereal for their kids to eat. While using organic cereal is best, you also want to find a high fiber cereal. If you cannot afford organic you should at least opt for a whole grain cereal except for one instance. That would be if you or someone else in your family has celiac disease or a gluten allergy. People who have celiac disease or gluten allergies should avoid cereals made with wheat grains and will need to shop for gluten free cereal. Removing gluten from the diet is the only way to solve health issues for someone that has celiac disease. However, removing all gluten from the diet can be difficult. At least there are a few choices for gluten free cereal on the market today. Fixing breakfast in the morning is usually something that everyone wants to do quickly since most people are rushed to get out the house to go to work or go to school. Breakfast cereals are a favorite breakfast food for adults and kids alike. When you shop for cereal for a gluten free diet you must read the ingredients listed on the label and then avoid the cereals that contain gluten. A few good ones are Rice Chex or Fruity Pebbles. Most rise cereals are gluten free. The main thing is to avoid cereals made with wheat and other grains containing gluten. There are several hot and cold gluten free cereals to choose from. Look for gluten free cereals made with gluten free grains like rice, buckwheat, millet, quinoa or amaranth. There are some well known brands that have gluten free cereals to try. If you find a brand you would like to try but you are not sure it is a gluten free cereal you can always contact the manufacture to inquire about it. Not all high fiber foods are gluten free. Refernce materials: earthssupergrains.com