The fiber inside

A look at the fiber content of popular cereal brands

You’ll notice the boxes of many cereals hype whole-grain content, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the fiber content is up to snuff. Ideally, your cereal should contain a 10-to-1 carb-to-fiber ratio (cereal with this ratio or lower has more fiber and less sugar than cereal with a higher ratio). Check out how some popular brands stack up:

• Honey Bunches of Oats: 13:1

• Cinnamon Toast Crunch: 13:1

• Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch: 11:1

• Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats: 8:1

• Cheerios: 7:1

• Kellogg’s Raisin Bran: 7:1

• Wheat Chex: 7:1

• Wheaties: 7:1

• Total: 7:1

• Fiber One: 2:1