Category Archives: Whole Grains

More Benefits for High Fibre Diets?

Fibre is a heterogeneous group of non-digestible carbohydrates that show beneficial health effects. Broadly fibre is divided into soluble and insoluble fibre types, but in reality these groups do not accurately describe the wide variety of dietary fibres frequently ingested … Continue reading

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Whole Grains Lower Blood Cholesterol

Whole grains are cereal grains that contain the original material found in whole unprocessed plants. This includes all the fibre, vitamins and minerals. In contrast, refined grains are processed during manufacture and some of the germ and most of the … Continue reading

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Food Patterns Associated with Metabolic Syndrome: The Low Fibre Diet

Poor quality food is a significant driver of insulin resistance, which in turn increases the risk of developing the metabolic syndrome. It is the development of the metabolic syndrome that is the cause of the obesity disease that we currently … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Whole Grain Cereals

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Whole Grains: A good Source of Antioxidants and Fibre

Whole grain consumption is associated with improved healthy. Consistently it has been shown that those with the highest whole grain intakes are the least likely to be obese, suffer from cardiovascular disease, or have blood sugar problems. The reason that … Continue reading

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Whole Grains: Cardioprotective

Whole grains are defined as food products derived from cereal grains that retain their original bran, germ and endosperm levels. Refined grains have most of the bran and germ layers removed to leave just the starchy endosperm. As the bran … Continue reading

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Replacing White Bread With Whole Grain Bread

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High Glycaemic Index Carbohydrates: Low Grade Inflammation

Not all carbohydrates are created equally. Carbohydrate foods are a broad category that includes sugars and starch, and within theses groups there is a large heterogeneity in structure and nutritional values. Increasingly it is being shown that carbohydrates can be … Continue reading

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The Cost of Good Food?

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Weight Loss Without Energy Restriction

The traditional viewpoint is that weight loss is only available with energy restriction. This, we are told, can be accomplished through a reduction in food intake, or through an increase in physical activity. However, observations from scientific studies challenge this … Continue reading

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