Best breakfasts for your heart


Start the day with a whole grain meal to cut your heart attack risk--especially if you suffer from metabolic syndrome, which includes obesity, elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, and unstable blood sugar levels. Eating a meal containing 19 g of whole grain fiber helped widen arteries by 40% in people with metabolic syndrome in a study published in the journal Diabetes Care. Three fiber-filled breakfast choices we like:

* Fiber One Honey Clusters 14 g fiber per 1 1/4 c

* Nature's Path Optimum Slim Cereal 11 g fiber per 1 c

* Vermont Morning Multi-Grain Hot Cereal 8 g fiber per ½ c

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