Articles tagged with: fibre

Q. How does eating a piece of fresh fruit, such as an orange, compare to drinking the juice after squeezing by hand?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 20 February 2015. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: antioxidants, fibre, healthy eating, juice, vitamins

Q. How does eating a piece of fresh fruit, such as an orange, compare to drinking the juice after squeezing by hand?

A. The juice has the same level of vitamins, minerals and plant antioxidants as in the original fruit. Only the fibre is reduced as this is usually left behind after juicing. Yes you can add back any pulp from the juicer, so you get closer to the full complement of nutrients as in the whole fruit but it’s still not the same thing as eating that whole orange.

What is inulin?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 11 February 2015. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: Fibre, Food labels, Labelling

What is inulin?

You’ve seen it on the labels of liquid breakfasts, meal replacement shakes, protein drinks, muesli bars and high-fibre yoghurts. You’ve almost certainly already eaten it but what the heck is inulin? Why is it used and where does it come from?

Juice is NOT the same as whole fruit

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 29 October 2014. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: fibre, healthyeating

Juice is NOT the same as whole fruit

Juice is not equivalent to fruit. In fact, juice is a far less healthy option than a real piece of fresh fruit. Despite the fact that freshly-squeezed juice has a health halo and is marketed as natural, nutritious and fat-free (thanks to the growing number of juice bars everywhere), juice is increasingly coming under fire for its significant content of fruit sugars and the fact that it’s so easy to over consume.

Product Snapshot: Kellog's All-Bran Fibre Muesli

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 14 August 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, fibre, healthy eating, high fibre, review

Product Snapshot: Kellog's All-Bran Fibre Muesli

Better known for its puffs, pops, flakes and sugary cereals, Kellogg's has never gone into the muesli market. It's copped a lot of criticism for its pre-sweetened cereals aimed at kids and recently for its liquid breakfasts so I was quite surprised to receive a sample of its new High-Fibre Muesli under the better-for-you All-Bran brand which has long held reign as the cereal you reach for when you want the most fibre.

Product Snapshot: Sanitarium’s Fibre Start Drink

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 30 July 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, fibre, healthy eating, high fibre, Liquid breakfast, milk, Product Snapshot, review, soy

Product Snapshot: Sanitarium’s Fibre Start Drink

With claims such as “Fibre made easy” and “One-third of your daily fibre in a glass”, this new milk sounds soooo appealing to anyone who hates 'brown' fibrous food like 'branny', chaff-like cereal, smelly cabbage or heavy dark bread. But how does it stack up for real fibre? And what does it taste like? Really.

Product Review: Love Beets

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 23 May 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: convenience, fibre, healthy eating, review, reviews, salad, salads, vegetables

Product Review: Love Beets

I’m a fan of beetroot and love it in salads – imagine whole cooked beets tossed through mint leaves, coriander, orange segments, radish and pearl couscous. Yum. And there’s nothing more Aussie than a slice of that purple root peeping out of a burger or steak sandwich. So when I received a sample of the new Love Beets vacuum-sealed, whole cooked, baby beetroots, I had to “give them a go”.

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 18 April 2014. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: bread, breakfast, breakfast cereals, carbs, convenience, fibre, healthy cooking, healthy eating, snacks, tips, wellness, whole grains

Easy ways to get whole grains into your meals

Whole grains shouldn’t be hard work. The two key foods to swap to whole grain are bread and breakfast cereal. These two will give you the biggest bang for your grainy buck so I’ll concentrate of those two here.

7 reasons whole grains are a MUST!

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

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.