Kellogg's All-Bran family has recently expanded to include new Guardian cereal. Like All-Bran Buds, Guardian contains psyllium fibre (3.5 grams per 1 cup serving), a soluble fibre which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol and thereby help reduce the risk of heart disease.
If you do have high cholesterol, you're better off sticking with All Bran Buds as your source of cholesterol-busting psyllium. That's because one serving of Kellogg's All Bran Buds (1/3 cup) as 12 grams of fibre - double the amount found in one cup of Guardian.
Compared to All Bran Buds, Guardian has a little more added sugar per serving thanks to its maple brown sugar flavour. Kellogg's says they've added the sweetness to help win over those want more fibre but don't relish the thought of eating a bowlful of bran each morning.
So how does Guardian shape up in terms of nutrition? Well, if you're looking to add a little variety to your morning cereal routine, Guardian is a decent choice. We favour breakfast cereals that meet the following nutrient criteria:
- A whole grain listed as the first ingredient
- No more than 8 grams of sugar per serving
- At least 5 grams of fibre per serving
- No more than 4 grams fat per serving
A one cup (250 ml) serving of All-Bran Guardian contains 110 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 6 grams of fibre, 10 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein. And it's number one ingredient is a whole grain - whole oat flour! With only one-half teaspoon more sugar than our "Best Bet" cereals, Guardian ranks as one of our Honorabe Mentions. It's a tasty way to get your fibre in your breakfast bowl.
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