Articles tagged with: breakfast cereals

7 reasons whole grains are a MUST!

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 16 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bowel cancer, bran, bread, breakfast cereals, carbohydrates, carbs, crackers, fibre, healthy eating, starch, wellness, wheat bran, whole grains, wholemeal

7 reasons whole grains are a MUST!

Forget white bread and white rice. Whole grains are what we should be eating - something your grandmother would have told you!  Eating whole grain foods may help with all sorts of health problems. Personally, I love whole grains as they make me feel full without over-eating which makes it easier to manage my weight without dieting but if you want some really compelling reasons to switch keep reading.

8 reasons why I love muesli

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 09 April 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, constipation, fibre, fresh fruit, healthy eating, lowgi, muesli, nut, nuts, oats, seeds

8 reasons why I love muesli

Muesli, aka granola, is a great example of a once-hippy alternative breakfast food that’s made the transition from health food stores into mainstream supermarkets. I’m pleased as nutritionally it ticks a lot of boxes for me and is a great way to sneak things into your diet that you’d otherwise struggle to eat. Muesli is one of those fab foods that are easy to make your own or ‘enhance’ the store-bought ones as I explain here…

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 28 March 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: bran, breakfast, breakfast cereals, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, constipation, fibre, healthyeating, oat bran, water, wheat bran

Q. Which bran is best – wheat bran or oat bran?

A. All types of bran are concentrated sources of fibre, being the outer fibrous layers of a grain. They are all useful but act in different ways in the body. At over 40 per cent fibre, wheat bran has the highest fibre content and is rich in insoluble fibre. It is a good choice for a healthy digestive system and is best at preventing constipation.

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 26 March 2014. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: bran, breakfast, breakfast cereals, cholesterol, cholesterol lowering, fibre, healthyeating, healthyheart, wheat bran

Q. Do psyllium husks lower cholesterol?

A. Yes. Psyllium is very effective at lowering cholesterol, as it's very concentrated in soluble fibre (it contains around 8 times more than oat bran which hit the headlines some years ago for the same reason). Soluble fibre helps to lower cholesterol by binding to the ‘bad' cholesterol and taking it out of the body.

Q. My child won't eat breakfast. What do I do?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 03 February 2014. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, healthy eating, healthy kids, kids

Q. My child won't eat breakfast. What do I do?

A. Studies have shown that children who don't eat breakfast have trouble concentrating and do not perform at their best at school during morning lessons. So it's worthwhile trying to get something into them in the morning.

Product review: Devondale Fast Start

on Thursday, 17 October 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, calcium, children, chocolate, coffee, convenience, dairy, drink, drinks, Liquid breakfast, school lunch, sugar, sugary drinks, vitamins

Product review:  Devondale Fast Start

I'm sure you must have seen the ads for this new liquid breakfast product. They focus on the fact that it is made "from milk not soy". One shows a man pulling a "yuk face" when he tastes a soy product at the same time as his daughter shows him her latest drawing and she misinterprets his screwed-up face for dislike of her painting! Another has the man's wife mentioning that they're visiting her mother at the same moment as he tastes the soy drink. Again, she misinterprets his distaste for the drink as distaste for his mother-in-law. They're memorable ads, trading off the notion that soy drinks don't taste very nice... and some even taste so dreadful, you'll pull a face when you sip one. So does this Devondale "made from milk" liquid breakfast taste great? Here's how we thought it stacked up.

Product review: Up&Go Liquid Breakfast

on Tuesday, 03 September 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, calories, dairy, drinks, Liquid breakfast, liquid diet, school lunch, sugar, sugary drinks

Product review:  Up&Go Liquid Breakfast

When it launched Up&Go 15 years ago in Australia, Sanitarium created a whole new category in breakfasts. Today it still holds 99 per cent of the liquid breakfast market and has fuelled early morning starts for young and old.

According to Australian Food News, in 2012 alone, Sanitarium sold over 34 million litres through supermarkets so it's clearly a marketing success and appeals to that morning rush hour when kids have to be fed and sent off the school, parents are busy packing lunches and driving to training or music along with getting ready for their own day.

Q. Which foods should someone with coeliac disease avoid?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 15 July 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: balanced diet, breakfast cereals, carbohydrates, food labels, food safety, gluten, gluten-free, grains, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, low GI, meal planning, nutrients, nutrition, special diets

Q. I have recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease. Could you tell me which specific foods to avoid?

A. Coeliac disease (pronounced seel-ee-ack) is the result of a permanent intolerance to gluten. If left untreated, it damages the delicate inner lining of the bowel preventing food from being digested and absorbed properly. Symptoms most often reported have been related to an ‘irritable bowel' - bloating and tummy pain, diarrhoea, weight loss and even vomiting.