Living in today’s fast-paced world, be it facing the demands of school or of work, most of us face the issue of getting off to an early start to the day and having a hearty and more importantly healthy breakfast. That’s where cereals come into play as they offer a relatively fast and nutritious start to one’s day. In this age of modern convenience, you can buy cereals online from the comfort of your desk thanks to such stores as Keells Super that give you the chance of purchasing food and grocery items.  But is having cereal for breakfast really healthy? Well, the answer is not clear-cut and depends not only on the type of cereal but also on the “value additions” you make to the meal. Many cereals have high sugar content, despite their “healthy” claims on the box, so do remember to look at the ingredients to see just how much sugar is being used. Ideally, cereals that are high in fibre or use a lot of whole grain are great options for they aid in everything from digestion to boosting energy levels.   That said, to make a cereal truly healthy one should look to add ingredients too. Fresh strawberries, grapes, sultanas, bananas or other fruits provide essential vitamins and other nutritious factors that help in overall health. A great addition to this are nuts, whatever the kind, be it almonds or cashew, that contain their own set of fibre, proteins and healthy fats. The type of milk you choose also makes a difference while incorporating plain yoghurt has the added benefit of probiotics that is great for digestive health.   Of course do remember, that cereals should not be a permanent substitute for breakfast. A well-balanced morning meal with eggs, whole grain bread, fresh fruit, yoghurt and milk or juice should also be something you look to have from time to time as well.   Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+