Breakfast cereals also provide fiber, the richest being bran or whole grain cereals, as well as plain muesli and oat flakes. The fibers have a beneficial effect on intestinal transit of course, as well as their satietogenic role, and the reduction of daily energy intake after ingestion of a high fiber meal.
A breakfast rich in fiber is therefore relevant, both for adults and children, to prevent snacking and limit energy intake during the day.
Lipid contentBreakfast cereals are generally low in fat (between 2 and 4% on average), with a low proportion of saturated fatty acids. For example, 30 g of chocolate-filled cereal with 125 ml of milk represents 7 g of fat, while 50 g of bread with 10 g of butter provide 8.2 g!
The milk as an accompanimentIn both children and adults, breakfast cereal consumption favors milk consumption (a significant difference between consumers and non-consumers of cereals). Children who eat breakfast cereals also have a stronger appeal for fruit. To vary the pleasures and tastes at breakfast, these cereals can also be mixed or accompanied by other dairy products such as yogurt, cottage cheese, petits-suisse ...
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