Due to a lack of time and resources, you’ll probably try to keep your meals as simple as possible while in college, and it doesn’t get much simpler than cereal. Despite being one of the most popular breakfast dishes, cereal isn’t necessarily healthy, but you can make it a little bit better by trying to up its fiber content.
The best way to keep your breakfast cereal on the healthy side is to opt for a whole-grain variety. Whole-grain cereals are generally known as the most nutritious option on the market and they tend to have a much higher fiber content than highly processed cereals.
Ditch Sugary Cereals
Sugary cereals are best avoided for more reasons than one, and their low fiber content doesn’t do them any favors. When checking their labels, you’ll notice that they barely contain any fiber, since they usually rely on artificial flavorings and sweeteners to keep them tasty.
Add Your Own Fiber
Even if you opt for low-sugar, whole-grain cereals, they still might not contain enough fiber, but adding them to the mix on your own is always an option. Topping your cereal with fiber-rich fruits, nuts, and seeds is always a good idea, but don’t go overboard because even healthy ingredients can have a high fat and sugar content.