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Fibre

The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend that individuals eat plenty of cereals, including bread, rice, pasta and noodles, preferably wholegrain.

There is growing evidence of the health benefits of wholegrain over refined cereal products. The consumption of wholegrains has been associated with a reduced risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Wholegrain cereals are also generally higher in dietary fibre, which plays an important role in keeping the digestive system healthy.

To help increase the consumption of wholegrains and dietary fibre by the Australian population, the Food and Health Dialogue is exploring with industry opportunities to reformulate popular refined cereal products to increase their wholegrain and fibre contents.