Love is in the air in the month of February, but matters of the heart extend beyond Cupid. February is also American Heart Month, which aims to raise awareness to Americans regarding the prevention of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., according to Healthfinder.gov; however, there is good news. Heart disease can be prevented with proper exercise and better diets.
Luckily, research has shown that honey contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Additionally, honey is a natural source of energy, providing 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon. Honey adds energy, flavor and functionality to eating occasions throughout the day, starting, of course, with breakfast and everyone’s favorite made-with-honey cereals.
We kick off American Heart Month with Limited Edition Honey Nut Cheerios from General Mills, which for the first time in history are featuring happy heart shapes. Not only can Honey Nut Cheerios help lower cholesterol as part of a heart-healthy diet, they contain 12 vitamins and minerals and are gluten-free.
Kellogg’s Special K Protein Honey Almond Ancient Grain Cereal is a made-with-honey cereal that is a crunchy addition to this year’s breakfast lineup. Honey complements the ancient grains in the cereal, which provides 15 grams of protein to fuel your mornings. However, if you’re not a cereal and milk fan, this product can be eaten as a snack or sprinkled on yogurt.
Start your kids’ mornings with Kashi by Kids Honey Cinnamon cereal. This cereal provides 50% of the recommended daily intake of whole grains, and the honey cinnamon pillows are designed to stay crunchy in milk. Recommended for kids ages 5 and older, this cereal is designed to appeal to younger members of the family. (But don’t worry, adults will love them too.)
New Nature Valley Coconut & Almond Granola combines oats and honey granola clusters with almond slices and toasted coconut shavings. Provided in a pouch, this granola can be eaten at the breakfast table or for busy people who need to eat on-the-go. This granola contains 4 grams of dietary fiber, 6 grams of protein and 1.7 mg of iron per serving.
Kellogg’s Honey Nut Frosted Flakes puts a new spin on a classic favorite by adding honey as a sweetener to Tony the Tiger’s favorite cereal. According to the company, honey nut is among the top-rated flavors for adults and kids, and the company tested more than 50 flavor combinations to land on this complement to the iconic toasted corn flakes blended with honey, brown-butter notes and nutty flavor.
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