Category Archives: Cereal

Fibre: Variety is Important

Literature continues to accumulate as to the health benefits of dietary fibre. This research is often complex and difficult to interpret, and part of this is due to the large amount of different compounds that are defined as dietary fibre. … Continue reading

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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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Weight Loss By Avoiding Cereals Grains

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Soluble Fibre and Short Chain Fatty Acids

Plant fibre is an important part of the human diet. In fact, plant fibres may be conditionally essential to human health where starch forms part of the macronutrient intake. This relates to the ability of dietary fibre to modulate glucose … Continue reading

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How Good Are Plant Proteins?

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Alkylresorcinols and Other Antioxidants in Grains

Alkylresorcinols are lipid polyphenols found in cereal grains. They may have potential health benefits because they are antioxidant nutrients. The presence of alkylresorcinols in grains makes them an excellent source of antioxidant nutrients. However, grains also possess other antioxidants. For … Continue reading

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The Western Diet: Refined Junk

Low quality diets are increasingly being seen as the cause of Western lifestyle diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In contrast, high quality traditional diets are protective of disease. Studying the changes that occur as population … Continue reading

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More on Breakfast

Much research has been conducted on the benefits of eating breakfast, with generally positive health effects being shown for breakfast consumers. The most likely age group to skip breakfast are young adults, due to a combination of newly acquired independence … Continue reading

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More on B Vitamins and Homocysteine Levels

As discussed previously, elevated homocysteine levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and possibly cancer, dementia and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Homocysteine is synthesised from methionine and under normal cellular conditions is quickly metabolised back to methionine via the enzyme … Continue reading

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Whole Grains, Fibre and Weight Gain

Whole grains may be protective of cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal ill health, cancer and diabetes. Evidence also suggests that diets high in whole grains reduce the weight gain seen with ageing. A number of epidemiological studies have suggested that whole grain … Continue reading

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