I love Lucky Charms (tied for last place). Where does your favorite cereal rank in DietDetective.com's 'Cereal Investigation?' 301 popular cereals have been evaluated based on 19 different criteria. See how your favorite stacks up.

The five HEALTHIEST cereals in the study:

  1. Nature's Path Organic Millet Puffs
  2. Barbara's Shredded Wheat
  3. Kashi Whole Wheat Biscuits Autumn Wheat (Tied for 3rd place)
  4. Quaker Oats Old Fashioned (Tied for 3rd place)
  5. Nature's Path Oatmeal Gluten Free Selections Homestyle

The LEST HEALTHY cereals in the study:

  1. General Mills Monsters Boo Berry
  2. Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats
  3. Post Fruity Pebbles
  4. Post Summer Berry Pebbles
  5. General Mills Chocolate Lucky Charms

See the full cereal rankings from Dietdetective.com HERE.

The good folks at DietDetective.com also say that we should be mindful of these things when choosing a cereal:

  • Stick with low calories.
  • Watch the sodium.
  • Avoid added sugar.
  • Don't be fooled by health claims on the package.
  • Serving size matters.
  • Avoid added protein.
  • The fewer ingredients the better.
  • Whole grains are important.
  • Avoid 'Fortified with Vitamins.'
  • Choose skim milk.

The 'Cereal Investigation' is really a great article, and can be read in its entirety at DietDetective.com.

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