|Looking for a new cereal to get you going...in both senses of the word? Whole grains are the answer. But, brans aside, its tough to find cereals with more than a few grams of fiber.
From Kashi To Good Friends Seven Whole Grains & Sesame cold cereal is a happy antidote to the fiber deficit. Its a mix of tastes and texturesflakes, twigs, and granolamade from whole oats, brown rice, rye, red winter wheat, triticale, buckwheat, barley, and sesame seeds. One spoonful of this pleasantly crunchy jumble and youll want another.
Its flavored with just enough cane juice, honey, and fruit juice concentrate to give it a tad over one teaspoon of sugar per serving, the same as a bowl of Post Bran Flakes. Its also low in sodium and virtually fat-free.
Unlike most breakfast cereals, Kashi isnt fortified. But its whole grains should supply whats milled out at the refinery: vitamins E and B-6, magnesium, zinc, copper, and precious phytochemicals that may cut your risk of cancer and heart disease.
With eight grams of fiber in each 3/4-cup serving, Kashi beats Quaker Oat Bran (six grams), and its within striking distance of Kelloggs All-Bran (10 grams) or All-Bran Extra Fiber (13 grams).
So slice in some bananas or berries and dig in. Whole grains never tasted so good.
Kashi Company: (858) 274-8870.
|From a single retail shop in Northern California to worldwide recognition, Mrs. Fields is a true American success story, reports each new box of Mrs. Fields Premium Cookies.
An American success story...doing its part to bolster the American obesity epidemic.
Now you dont have to wait until youre at the airport or passing a Mrs. Fields retail outlet to sink your teeth into one of her indulgent-size cookies. You can treat yourself to a little indulgence any time, night or day. A little here, a little there... a little on your derriere.
Take the White Chunk Macadamia cookies. The first ingredientwhite chunk chipsconsists mostly of sugar, whole milk powder, and partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil (palm kernel is twice as saturated as lard before its hydrogenated).
Add them to a batter of white flour, sugar, butter, and margarine and indulgence is putting it mildly. Each cookie has close to five grams of saturated fatas much as four strips of bacon. The other flavorsOatmeal Raisin with Nuts, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip, and Milk Chocolate Chiparent much different.
The best you can say about Mrs. Fields new cookies is that theyre half the size of the cookie monsters in her stores. Thats not the case with her new line of ready-to-bake frozen Mrs. Fields Cookie Dough, conveniently pre-portioned to yield those oversized in-store morsels.
Eat too many and oversized may end up referring to more than just the cookies.
Mrs. Fields: (877) 712-1615.