Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 56
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Newark, Delaware
    My Bikes
    Specalized Allez & Hardrock
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Breakfast Cereals

    Hello,

    I have been eating Kellogs All-Bran for several years and I really enjoy it as one of my usual breakfasts. However, I was reading the ingredients and the 2nd and 3rd were sugar and high fructose corn syrup. After reading the corn syrup thread it got me wondering.

    Is All-Bran, or breakfast cereal in general healthy? It seems to have a lot of unpronounceable stuff in it, even the so called health cereals.

    Do any of you regularly eat breakfast cereal?

    Are there any quick and easy alternatives to breakfast cereal that are more healthy or are better for you, that do not have all the preseratives and processed sugar ect...?

  2. #2
    Senior Member jennings780's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    My Bikes
    '06 Cannondale CAAD8, '04 Cannondale Ironman 2000
    Posts
    422
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love cereal. It is probably my favorite food.

    Most of the big name commercial cereals (Kellogs, General Mills, Post, Quaker) have a lot of unpronounceable stuff in their cereals.

    When I buy cereal I look at the following:
    1. Fiber content - needs to be at least 5 grams per serving
    2. Calories per serving - I look for less than 200 and usually buy cereal with about 150 calories per cup
    3. Protein - I am a vegan - breakfast cereal is an easy way for me to get a serving of protein
    4. the ingredients - I look for all whole grains and stuff I know what it is

    I don't worry about the vitamins and mineral content. I eat lots of fruits and veggies and take a multivitamin. I think vitamins and minerals in cereal are just marketing due to the manufacturer "enriching" the cereal.

    Kashi Go-Lean is a fantastic cereal. High fiber (10g) High Protein (13g) all whole grain, etc.
    Wild Oats store brand "Performance" is great too.

    If you don't already, try eating your cereal with soymilk instead of cow's milk.

  3. #3
    Senior Member va_cyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ashland, VA
    Posts
    1,344
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been eating a lot of Raisin Bran lately. There's a new kind with oat clusters or something that's pretty tasty. Sure, it's got chemicals, but it's better than the bagel with cream cheese that was my morning staple for the past 15 years. I eat cereal with 1% milk. I can't stand skim milk, it reminds me of water that's had a paintbrush washed out in it.

    Post Great Grains is really good too.

  4. #4
    the dog ate my earbuds KirkeIsWaiting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Jersey Shore
    My Bikes
    '05 Litespeed Siena Campy, Bridgestone X03 , Peugeot dream bike gets FIXED, Waterford Campy Record Colbalto, Motobecane Tandem in perfect condition, A Belgium made Bertin that was sent by an angel
    Posts
    2,120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Love that Kashi go lean but I never eat for breakfast.
    It's a great snack for me.

  5. #5
    It's so cold out there... scroz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    London UK
    My Bikes
    Trek 5200
    Posts
    249
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I buy a mixture of things and put them all together. That way you can have something really sweet and crunchy (and obviously high in fat and sugar) to keep you happy mixed with some wheat ceral like weet-bix or similar and something fruity as well for flavour. Sprinkle some wheat husks (bran) over that and you have texture, taste and nutrition all sown up. Gold. And use whole milk, really the savings are minimal and if we ride as much as we do, the extra fat counts for nuthin'

  6. #6
    Focus on the future alison_in_oh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    718
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sometimes I go for Kashi Go Lean but it can mess with my tummy, it's super high fiber. I am currently a huge fan of Kashi Heart to Heart, which is like Cheerios but with more fiber and less sugar. Gotta love that heart healthy soluble fiber.

    Oh, and I love eating my cereal with lowfat vanilla yogurt. I never did like milk over my cereal, perhaps because I wasn't permitted it as a child, and this is a great way to get a little fat and some protein and some more soluble fiber and active cultures...

  7. #7
    Senior Member juf2m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Maryland
    My Bikes
    Serotta Fierte Steel
    Posts
    369
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You have got to try Nature's Path Optimum cereal. It's organic, no HFCS, at least 6 grams of fibre per cup, often more, full of protein. It is the best cereal I have ever had. I particularly recommend the Blueberry Flax and the Banana Recovery cereal that just came out.

    http://www.naturespath.com/products/optimum__1

    Other than that, I also love the Kashi Go Lean Crunch.

  8. #8
    ODB to those that know me outdoorboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Tasajara (undergoing a total rebuild), Giant NRS, Giant OCR C3
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fiber One! Makes my kids laugh.
    Visit ArkansasOutside.com. Lets go play outside in the Natural State!

  9. #9
    Focus on the future alison_in_oh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    718
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the recommendation, I've seen that brand at Trader Joe's I think!

  10. #10
    Senior Member juf2m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Maryland
    My Bikes
    Serotta Fierte Steel
    Posts
    369
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, they have it at Trader Joe's and at Whole Foods...and some other grocery stores too, though they are more expensive at regular stores.

  11. #11
    Specialized Member ChAnMaN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    I live in a small town
    My Bikes
    2004 Specialized Allez
    Posts
    973
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    what about honey combs or corn puffs? are they even semi-good for you?
    You can never be too Specialized
    Click here if any of the following apply to you:
    1 You dont like Specialized, 2 You drive a SUV, 3 Your name is George Bush

  12. #12
    Senior Member jennings780's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    My Bikes
    '06 Cannondale CAAD8, '04 Cannondale Ironman 2000
    Posts
    422
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nature's Path Optimum are great cereals. I eat the power breakfast, rebound and slim versions all the time.

  13. #13
    Senior Member edp773's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Illinios
    My Bikes
    2004 Giant Cypress, 2006 Trek 7.3 FX, 2007 Gary Fisher Wahoo
    Posts
    1,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I mix it up to keep things more interesting. Raisin Bran mostly, oatmeal 1 to 2 times per week, and low cholesteral eggs once a week.

  14. #14
    Sophomoric Member Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Dancing in Lansing
    Posts
    20,452
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would eat Honey Combs or Corn Puffs only if I was really craving sweets, as a replacement for cookies, candy or whatever. They have a lot of sugar, and almost no fiber. Frosted Mini-Wheats taste sweet also, but are better nutrition. The Kashi products are OK, once you get used to them, but quite expensive. On a budget, your best choices might be store brand Cheerios, raisin bran, shredded wheat. Learn how to read the "Nutrition Facts" on the package!

    Why not think outside the (cereal) box? Oatmeal cooked on the microwave is great and is done in 4 minutes. Eggs take about 3 minutes to cook. Fresh fruit with plain yougurt (honey if you need quick energy for a ride) is quick and easy, with a little all-bran sprinkled on it. Peanut butter on 100% whole wheat, breakfast burritos, etc, etc. Breakfast is a good time to get like half the fiber you need all day, plus load on carbs for a morning ride.

    P.S. jennings780 knows a lot about breakfast! Thanks for your input.
    Last edited by Roody; 06-21-05 at 10:13 AM.

  15. #15
    05 Roubaix Comp Double
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    So Cal
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Madone 6.2
    Posts
    4,657
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wouldnt worry to much about cereals as long as you eat them in the mornings. You'll work off any bad stuff in them.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

  16. #16
    Sophomoric Member Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Dancing in Lansing
    Posts
    20,452
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shokhead
    I wouldnt worry to much about cereals as long as you eat them in the mornings. You'll work off any bad stuff in them.
    Yes you will burn off the sugar and corn syrup. I'm not sure about the chemicals, though. Also, good nutrition isn't just about avoiding "bad stuff." It's also about seeking out "good stuff!"

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Boston MetroWest
    Posts
    276
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My favorite for the last couple of years is Grain Shop by Barbara's....

    Also, be VERY leary of nutrition/serving....Cereals are notorious for varying the serving sizes.

  18. #18
    Aluminium Crusader :-)
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    9,873
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    most breakfast cereals are crap and loaded with sugar. Not only that, but some research suggests that most of them probably contain arguably the most dangerous edible carcinogen: acrylamides

    Do a search on "acrylamides" and "breafast cereals", and you'll never eat them again.

    there ya go, I did it for ya:

    http://www.google.com.au/search?as_q...h=&safe=images

    this is not just another "hippy/everything cause cancer" thing, this is a bit scary. More and more research is suggesting that grains should not be a staple in our diet, and this is perhaps another argument against them.

    from the first link in the search results: http://www.iconmag.co.uk/acrylamides.htm

    "A World Health Organisation conference held in Geneva in June this year with twenty of the worlds top food experts, announced that acrylamides are present in a huge range of staple foods which form a large part of our diet and that they are playing an alarming role in our lives.

    This, said Dr Jorgen Schlundt, head of food safety at the WHO, is not just another food scare. "The experts were unanimous and clear that this is a major concern he said.

    Apparently, experts in Britain are comparing the discovery of acrylamides' action to the discovery of a link between smoking and cancer. Some scientists are warning their own families not to eat foods cooked at high temperatures until more research has been carried out about the dangers
    .
    Last edited by 531Aussie; 06-21-05 at 10:33 AM.

  19. #19
    Senior Member nick burns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Absecon, NJ
    My Bikes
    Puch Luzern, Puch Mistral SLE, Bianchi Pista, Motobecane Grand Touring, Austro-Daimler Ultima, Legnano, Raleigh MountainTour, Cannondale SM600
    Posts
    2,941
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The best breakfast cereal in the universe is of course... Quisp.

  20. #20
    Maglia Ciclamino gcasillo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Fairfield, OH
    My Bikes
    2011 Bianchi Infinito, 2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker
    Posts
    3,076
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  21. #21
    . . . rosebud . . . Diggy18's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    My Bikes
    Diamondback Outlook
    Posts
    875
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oatmeal rocks. And it's awesome fruit added either before or after cooking, like blueberries or apples or bananas. ANd some nutmeg and cinnamon.

    For cereal I almost only eat the Kashi stuff. I usually mix a half cup of four different kinds and then eat it dry. I love crunchy stuff. It tastes great with coffee, too.
    "There'll be time for complacency when I'm six feet under. "

  22. #22
    .
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    437
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ditto for GoLean Crunch!

  23. #23
    ... thelung's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    hell
    My Bikes
    some piece of s h i t
    Posts
    750
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I usually just eat regular oat meal (i like it better than instant, and it has no weird, unnecessary ingredients) with some maple syrup or cinnamon/sugar on top. Kashi is very good though and so is Optimum, but they cost more and im a college kid

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    233
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I usually go with Oatmeal, though I also like Cheerios and Wheaties. Those two seem to have lower calories, more fiber and not as much sugar as some of the other stuff. Wheaties are really cheap too.

  25. #25
    Proshpero jnbacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Fixed Surly CrossCheck, Redline Conquest Pro
    Posts
    712
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by juf2m
    You have got to try Nature's Path Optimum cereal.
    I eat their Heritage flakes and O's four or five times a week for breakfast. We buy their Eco Pak, no box, just a big bag. Both of them have good ingredients, are low in sugars, and taste good.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •