Original Cheerios® cereal and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal have always been made with oats. The oats in Cheerios, which give original Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios much of their familiar flavor and crunch, are selected for their quality and nutritional benefits. Oats are a traditional bakers’ choice for flavor, texture and abundance, and it was in that spirit that General Mills first created “Cheerioats” in 1941. Since then, it turns out the whole grain oats in original Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios have all kinds of health benefits. The soluble fiber in whole grain oats acts like a kind of sponge that can soak up some of the cholesterol in the body, so the body can get rid of it naturally. When science confirms the instinctive choices of skilled bakers, it’s a testament to the wisdom of using whole grain oats.
All Big G cereals have at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving; at least 48 grams are recommended daily. 3 grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like original Cheerios® and Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Original Cheerios cereal has 1 gram per serving; Honey Nut Cheerios cereal has 0.75 gram per serving.