by Anna Debenham & Alex Parker, The Biting Truth Tired of diets promising health wonders and miracle cures that fail to eventuate? It’s time to say goodbye to the era of ‘low-everything’ diets and make room for the plant-based lifestyle! There is growing evidence of the powers of plant-based diets (i.e. high in fibre, vitamins … Continue reading
by Eden Barrett, Accredited Practising Dietitian and PhD candidate from the University of Wollongong When we think about the benefits of fibre, we typically think about its role in digestive health and staying regular. While this is certainly one of fibre’s great benefits, there are many more you may be less familiar with. For example, … Continue reading
We recently conducted an analysis of snack bar products on-shelf in major supermarkets in Sydney – the encouraging results showed that almost 3/4 of muesli bars are at least a source of fibre and a source of whole grain! Download our fact sheet and handy tips on choosing the right snack bar here.
In the first study of its kind, it’s been revealed that Australians are getting just half the grain based fibre needed for good health! The research highlights an opportunity for Australians to boost their health, simply by increasing fibre intake from grains. Read more here.
By Jennifer Zhang Why is toddler nutrition important? The current Australian Dietary Guidelines and Infant Feeding Guidelines lack recommendations for whole grains and legumes for toddlers (a toddler is defined as a child aged between 1-3 years in this instance). This is also an issue amongst international guidelines where very few recommendations for whole grains … Continue reading
Important for digestive health & overall wellness It’s hailed a digestive health star, yet most people are unaware dietary fibre also takes centre stage for its ability to lower ‘bad’ LDL-cholesterol levels, stabilise blood sugar levels, aid weight control and much more. What is dietary fibre? Found only in foods of plant origin (e.g. grains, legumes, … Continue reading
Their role in weight management The World Health Organisation recognises that healthy weight maintenance is a large challenge, as is overcoming obesity. Despite the public health significance of obesity and the promotion of various weight loss diets, there is no scientifically agreed optimal diet for its prevention and treatment, and opinions differ about the role … Continue reading