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Breads, cereals and grains

Breads, cereals and grains

Bread is a great source of dietary fibre, particularly wholegrain or wholemeal varieties. However, stay away from croissants, focaccias and garlic breads which are high in saturated fat. It is recommended adults aim for about 30g of fibre per day. 

 

Grain breadWhat does fibre do? 

  • keeps your digestive system healthy
  • keeps you full
  • helps manage blood glucose levels
  • helps lower cholesterol levels

 

Guidelines for bread

  • more than 5g of fibre per 100g
  • less than 450mg of sodium per 100g

 

Did you know people who eat breakfast regularly are more likely to be in a healthy weight range? Well, it's true.

 

However, a word of warning: toasted or crunchy cereals are often higher in saturated fat while many children's cereals are high in sugar and low in fibre. So, select cereal carefully and ensure it is high in fibre.

 

Guidelines for cereals

  • aim for more than 6g of fibre per 100g
  • less than 400mg of sodium per 100g
  • less than 5g of total fat per 100g