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.
What 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