The Top 5 Healthiest Breakfast Cereals in Australia

 

We all know how important breakfast is to kick start your day. But with so many breakfast cereals on offer, it can be really hard to know which is the healthiest option.

Should you go for high fibre breakfast cereal or do you want the one that contains antioxidants? Is protein important or finding a cereal that is low in sugar?

The decision is not an easy one.

So after wondering through the aisles of the local supermarket, we thought we would make the decision easier for you! 

We have reviewed over 200+ breakfast cereals currently available in the big grocery stores in Australia and here are the top 5 healthiest breakfast cereals: 

The Top 5 Healthiest Breakfast Cereals in Australia

1. Uncle Tobys Vita Brits

These beauties contain a whopping 12.6g of fibre and only 0.4g/of sugar per 100g! Children in particular need to eat a healthy breakfast and this cereal gets our tick of approval!

2. Kellogs All-Bran

This classic optio is next off the rank with an astonishing 29.5g of fibre ad 16.7g of sugar per 100g. Even though this product does have a higher than desired sugar content of 10g, we absolutely love the high fibre content. If the bran version isn't to your liking, even All-Bran flakes are a pretty healthy option. 

3. Weetbix

Developed in the mid 1920s, the original, all-time family favourite includes 11.0g of fibre with only 3.3g of sugar per 100g. Try not to add honey or sugar on top to keep this a super healthy choice. #oldreliable.

4. Goodness Superfoods Heart & Digestive  Cereals

These cereal are both fabulous sources of fibre with each with holding ~18g per 100g. Just one serve can give you 44% of your fibre needs for the day! Whilst they do contain a bit of sugar (~14-19.6g per 100g), the high fibre content makes them perfect for people who need help to stay regular. 

5. Weetbix Hi-bran

The modern take on the old-classic is the lucky last in our top 5 choices, bringing home 17.0g of fibre and 8.0g of sugar per 100g. 

Tips for choosing healthy breakfast cereals

Need some additional pointers? We have you covered. Here are a few tips we wish to share with you when looking for a healthy breakfast cereal;

  • Always compare the 100g quantity between products , not the per serve, as this varies from cereal to cereal. 

  • Try to choose cereals that contain less than 10g of sugar per 100g. If the cereal has a low fibre content, make sure there is less than 2g per 100g.

  • Your daily recommended intake of fibre is 25-30g per day – which is loads! Majority of Australian’s do not meet their requirements. Breakfast is a great time to get a good dose of fibre. A ‘good source’ of fibre is recognised by FSANZ to be between the values of 4g to 7g per 100g.

  • Add your own fruit to your morning cereals, as apposed to buying the ones with added fruit. You will then know exactly what “added” sugar you are consuming.

Hopefully our tips can assist in the overwhelming process of choosing the right breakfast cereal next time your wondering down the breakfast aisle!

 

About the author

Jade Condon is also known as The Active Nutritionist, a fourth year nutrition and dietetics student who is on a mission to help people eat healthy food and lead an active lifestyle! Jade is an intern with The Nude Nutritionist and regularly bakes pear and raspberry loaves for their team meetings. They are delicious! Recipe on her instagram so we recommend following @theactivenutritionist

 
Lyndi Cohen