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Bowl of cereal for breakfast keeps you slim

Written By Betty van der Mark on Saturday, November 28, 2009 | 8:54 AM

The health benefits of wholegrain cereals such as porridge and brands such as Weetabix and Shredded Wheat have been well documented. Studies have found these cereals protect against many diseases and help maintain the heart and healthy blood sugar levels and body weight.
One study has shown that a bowl of cereal for breakfast could reduce the risk of heart disease by a fifth. Being low on the glycaemic index, wholegrains help to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity. Now their role in keeping people feeling full is also being highlighted.

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Chris Seal, Professor of Food & Human Nutrition at Newcastle University, said: “Those who skip breakfast generally have an overall less healthy diet. This means they eat snacks and tend not to eat enough fruit and veg.”
Scientists at King’s College London found that although people who eat cereals take in more calories overall than those who don’t, they are more likely to have a normal body mass index, the indicator for obesity.

Source: DailyMail