Cereal is a dry food made from different types of grain and bran. It is mostly consumed in the morning, with milk, for breakfast because it has a rich source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to help provide energy throughout the day. It also has beneficial factors like lowering cholesterol and being a high source of fiber. Besides milk, cereal can also be eaten dry or with yogurt. It is usually eaten with a spoon, in a bowl. There are many variations of cereal, whether it be hot or cold, or sweet to bland, there is a type made for everyone. Oatmeal, or porridges, are eaten warm and soaked and/or boiled to make the grain soft. People usually use sweetners for oatmeal like honey and brown sugar. Cold cereal is more common and is more convenient because it does not require cooking. There are different styles like whole grain, corn and wheat. Consumers can choose between puffed and concentrated types. There are sweeter cereals like Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Froot Loops. Healthier products with less sugar include Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Wheaties, and Rice Krispies. These products can be found in every grocery store in the appropriate section. The most common procedure to find the right product for you is by trying different kinds, and seeing which one has the right taste for you. For parents wanting to surprise their children, children's cereal usually comes with a prize at the bottom of the bag. This is a fast and delicious way to eat the most important meal of the day, breakfast!