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#Cheerios: Smart About Diabetes with #PlatefullCoOp

By Take A Bite Out Of Boca @shaywiz
Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Seems appropriate since it's also a month full of love and pretty Valentine's Day hearts too. Although today is the last day of the month, that doesn't mean we have to forget about doing everything we can to take care of ourselves and keep our hearts healthy. It's important to make smart choices when it comes to the food you put into your body. Share the love with yourself and your family with heart-healthy food like...#Cheerios.
You totally thought I was going to say kale or quinoa or something like that, didn't you? But nope, #Cheerios are actually pretty up there on the nutrition level. Did you know that #Cheerios have 100% whole grain oats listed as their first ingredient, only contain 1 gram of sugar and contains cholesterol-lowering beta-glucan? Three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like #Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. #Cheerios cereal provides 1 gram per serving.
I've always been a fan of #Cheerios. They're the perfect blank canvas in a cereal bowl. Since #Cheerios aren't too sweet, you can add any kind of fresh or dried fruit for a really flavorful and healthy breakfast. There are lots of other flavors that really aren't too far off from the original in nutrition facts. And now that I know all these other benefits of #Cheerios, it makes me even more inclined to choose them over the other cereal boxes on the grocery store shelf.
Join General Mills and their #smartaboutdiabetes campaign as they strive to help to inform people on type 2 diabetes and encourage them to make the small changes needed to lead a healthy lifestyle. Take the pledge to make a positive change in your life that will help you to stay #smartaboutdiabetes. Go to smartaboutdiabetes.com!

Disclosure: The health and nutrition information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. I received a complimentary box of Cheerios and a $15 Visa gift card to participate in this campaign. As always, all opinions are my own.

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