WHOLE HEART CHALLENGE WITH HONEY NUT CHEERIOS
This post was sponsored by Honey Nut Cheerios. All content and opinions are my own.
Good Morning, everyone! Can you believe this is the last day of July? Time sure does go fast and a reminder to me to enjoy every day! I am so excited to join Honey Nut Cheerios for its Whole Heart Challenge! Honey Nut Cheerios is on a mission to inspire happy hearts! What do you all do to stay active and healthy? You all know that I had my grandkids here with me for about four months, and keeping up with them was like running a marathon, not to mention that they make my heart extremely happy!
It’s so important to stay active and healthy as we all age. Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high cholesterol? Yikes, that’s a lot! If you have high cholesterol, you have twice the risk for heart disease than people with lower levels. Here’s where the Whole Heart Challenge comes in to play. Keeping your heart healthy is relatively simple and practicing healthy habits, like keeping your weight down, getting exercise, and eating a heart-healthy diet which can include foods made with whole grain oats, like Honey Nut Cheerios. The soluble fiber from whole grain oats in Honey Nut Cheerios can help lower cholesterol as part of a heart-healthy diet and provides 0.75 grams of soluble fiber per serving. Three grams of soluble fiber are recommended daily.
What I love about Honey Nut Cheerios besides the taste, is that they are gluten-free. I have had a mostly gluten-free diet for about fifteen years now. It was so hard for me because I was such a cereal lover, particularly Honey Nut Cheerios. I love that I don’t have to give up eating my favorite cereal! I can still enjoy my cereal, knowing that I am doing myself a favor by eating it. Honey Nut Cheerios is a heart health leader in cold cereals!
Keeping my body active is another part of staying healthy, and while I’m not the most avid exerciser, I have been lifting weights since January and can tell that my body has gotten so much stronger and I like the way that feels. I am also committed to keeping my new puppy in shape, which means taking her on walks. I am joining the Whole Heart Challenge on My Fitness Pal and encourage you to do the same. If you do, Honey Nut Cheerios is giving you a chance to win prizes and participate in fun challenges.
Okay, let’s all commit to The Whole Heart Challenge and eat right, starting with Honey Nut Cheerios, exercise, keep our weight healthy, and be happy and joyful people! I know you all are already!
Thank you, Honey Nut Cheerios, for sponsoring this post and inspiring me to be healthier!
Photos: Mary Summers Hafner
July 31, 2019 @ 10:23 am
Too much added sugar!
July 31, 2019 @ 10:38 am
Too much sugar indeed. And don’t their products use Roundup? Don’t get me wrong I love me some Cheerios but they have gotten a bad rap as of late.
July 31, 2019 @ 10:56 am
This is SO adorable! You have the sweetest grand children. Cheerios have always been a staple in my house.
July 31, 2019 @ 11:24 am
Goodness! You look like the Mom, not the Grandmother! Such sweet children! I know it’s so hard not to have them living with you anymore! Keep up with the exercise! I find that it keeps my attitude positive! PS…My husband eats Honey Nut Cheerios every morning!
July 31, 2019 @ 8:18 pm
I see a cardiologist for heart issues. Honey nut cheerios has 12 grams of sugar per serving and if you read the ingredient label it is listed second after whole grain oats. The ingredient listed 4th is corn syrup. The impact of these ingredients on cardiovascular disease far outweighs the minimal fiber. They are coated with sugar, oil and preservatives. Shame on General Mills for promoting as healthy at all, much less heart healthy. My cardiologist would be very disappointed in me if I chose to eat this cereal.