How many grams of fiber is the average person SUPPOSED to consume each day? If you're like me, you have NO idea how much fiber you should get each day, much less whether or not you're actually getting it! According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, we're supposed to consume 25-38 grams of fiber per day, but the average American only consumes about 15 grams :(
The good news is that Fiber One is now making it easier than ever to get your recommended daily fiber with their YUMMY cereals that offer AT LEAST 30% of the daily fiber value per serving. In addition to Fiber One Original, they also have Honey Clusters, Raisin Bran Clusters, Caramel Delight, and Shredded Wheat. Eating fiber is not only "associated with reduced risks for cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes", but it also helps you feel satisfied longer, so it helps you stick to your diet and lose weight.
I was excited when My Blog Spark offered me the opportunity to try all five cereals because I do realize that I need more fiber in my diet and I was curious to see if these taste as good as Fiber One claims they do. Of all the cereals, the Shredded Wheat is my ABSOLUTE favorite, and I will be buying this all the time. Not only does it actually taste great, but it's a fantastic on-the-go snack. I've started putting it in baggies and taking it with me when I go to the grocery store. My daughter and I share them while we do our shopping, and I feel good knowing that she's getting a pretty healthy snack that she loves. You really can't tell that Fiber One products have the extra fiber in them, so I really think it's worth it to choose these cereals in the variety you love so you know you're getting the fiber you need. I think Fiber One has done a good job of creating a variety for everyone out there too. In fact, my husband can be rather hard to please in the cereal department, but he's foregoing dessert and enjoying a bowl of the Honey Clusters right now. And...he's giving it the thumbs up :)
If you'd like to try one of the new Fiber One cereals for yourself, click HERE to download a printable coupon for $.75 off any 1 Fiber One cereal. If you wait for a good sale, this could make for some really inexpensive cereal that tastes great and is good for you :)
OR...you could win ALL FIVE CEREALS from Fiber One and My Blog Spark here!
No mandatory entries...do any (or all) of the entries below.
1. Leave a comment telling me which Fiber One cereal you would try first if you win. (1 entry)
2. Like Fiber One on Facebook. (2 entries)
3. Visit Fiber One online and tell me one additional way to incorporate fiber into your diet (3 entries)
** Leave the same number of comments as entries. For example, if you complete #3, leave three comments to get three entries**
This giveaway will end on Monday, June 20th @ 8 pm EST.
Disclosure: I was provided with one Fiber One prize pack from General Mills and My Blog Spark for me and the winning reader. The winner will be chosen using random.org.