Bowled Over at Breakfast
Recent research on different types of breakfast cereals and their impact on the health of Australians has found positive benefits for body weight and nutrition, regardless of the type of cereal and its sugar content.
The analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data from the Australian Health Survey (AHS) revealed, that when compared to people who ate other breakfasts or skipped breakfast:
- Australians who ate breakfast cereal were more likely to meet nutrient targets and had significantly higher intakes of fibre, iron, calcium, folate and magnesium, as well as lower intakes of sodium;
- adult cereal eaters had slimmer waists and were more likely to be a healthy weight; and
- adult cereal eaters also had the lowest daily intakes of both added sugars and free sugars.
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