The Best Dairy-Free Ways to Get More Calcium #18: Cheerios

If you're a breakfast person, no doubt Cheerios have made their way into your bowl from time to time. It's a breakfast cereal you can't help but love, and it's thankfully a fairly healthy option as well! A single cup of Cheerios contains about 114 milligrams of calcium, which is roughly 14% of your Daily Value. If you're like most Cheerios-lovers, you eat a few cups every day, meaning you get a lot of calcium. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Source: seriouseats.com[/caption] Now, don't get me wrong, Cheerios aren't the healthiest breakfast cereal around. They're made with mainly white and refined flour, and the delicious little rings are highly processed. They don't provide as much nutritional value as other cereals--such as Quaker's Instant Oatmeal, bran flakes, etc. However, in terms of calcium, this is one of the best cereals to eat. Adding either regular milk or soy milk into the bowl just increases the amount of calcium that you get from every serving, making this cereal one of the best to start your day!  
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