As I suspected, I did not get caught up last night. I did manage to get some pictures (and I got to play with my new flash and accessories!), but did not have time to edit and upload them.

Tonight. I promise.

Unless I go for a run…no. Tonight. It will happen.Until then, here’s the answer from yesterday’s “You are what you eat.”

Honey Nut Cheerios

Honey Nut Cheerios, like many grain products these days, are enriched and fortified with added vitamins and minerals. “Enriched” means that naturally occurring vitamins and minerals that are lost during processing are add back in to the final product. “Fortified” means that vitamins and minerals that were never present to begin with have been added. These minerals and vitamins could be derived from natural sources (typically corn or soy) or they could be artificial (created in a lab).

A food that has been enriched and/or fortified isn’t necessarily the best choice, even though it may seem healthier. Whole foods don’t require enrichment or fortification because they are already full of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.

When it comes to ingredients, more is not always better.

For a better breakfast option, try:

  • Oatmeal (My go-to breakfast during the wee. Stick with plain and add your own toppings – fruit, nuts, butter, honey, maple syrup, etc. The possibilities are endless!)
  • An all-natural muesli, like Bob’s Red Mill
  • Uncle Sam Original Cereal

10 May 2012. That's Life, You Are What You Eat.

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