Cul­ti­vate healthy eat­ing habits

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - YOUR HEALTH -

MOST break­fast choices in Malaysia tend to be de­fi­cient in fi­bre and high in calo­ries due to the high sugar and fat con­tent.

As an ex­am­ple, one plate of nasi lemak with a cup of teh tarik con­tains about 500 to 600 calo­ries, which is very high in en­ergy, while of­fer­ing low fi­bre con­tent.

The Malaysian As­so­ci­a­tion for the Study of Obe­sity ( Maso) found an in­crease in the con­sump­tion of fat and sugar be­tween 1960 and 2000 and re­ported a de­crease in the fi­bre con­tent of ce­re­als within the same time.

Choos­ing a healthy break­fast is para­mount to your health and a break­fast ce­real or snack food rich in ce­real fi­bre ( oat beta- glu­can) is ideal.

Keep an eye out for foods that con­tain re­duced sugar and fat ( which mean lower calo­ries con­sumed) but are high in fi­bre con­tent, as it is the best choice for you and your fam­ily.

High blood choles­terol and high blood sugar lev­els do not just af­fect adults but chil­dren as well.

Chil­dren are at high risk of de­vel­op­ing high blood choles­terol if they are obese due to poor eat­ing habits and lack of phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

Biogrow Oat BG22 Crispy Ce­real is the func­tional oat bran ce­real that your heart loves. Biogrow Oat BG22 Crispy Ce­real is de­li­cious, crunchy heart- shaped crisps man­u­fac­tured from Swedish oat bran man­u­fac­tured in Ger­many us­ing the best in pro­cess­ing tech­nol­ogy. A sin­gle 30g packet pro­vides 3g of oat beta- glu­can.

Un­like con­ven­tional break­fast ce­re­als that are of­ten laden with sugar, one packet pro­vides 3g of oat beta- glu­can in a much smaller daily serv­ing size and with fewer calo­ries.

To achieve bet­ter weight man­age­ment, a calo­rie- con­trolled diet is ab­so­lutely cru­cial – one packet only has 102 calo­ries.

Con­sum­ing 3g of oat beta- glu­can per day will help re­duce your choles­terol. It is also rich in to­tal di­etary fi­bre with 6.6g in each packet and is high in pro­tein, iron and mag­ne­sium.

Oat BG22 Crispy Ce­real can be eaten straight from the packet as a con­ve­nient, healthy snack when­ever you need some­thing crispy and crunchy to munch on or to­gether with low- fat milk or yo­ghurt. High fi­bre con­sump­tion re­quires you to up your wa­ter in­take and this will lead to im­proved bowel move­ment for op­ti­mal gut health and over­all health im­prove­ment.

Be­gin­ning at home

Give your chil­dren the op­por­tu­nity to savour heart-healthy foods at home such as Oat BG22 in a va­ri­ety of ways.

Add Oat BG22 Oat Bran Pow­der into their favourite fruit smoothie or mix a packet of Oat BG22 Crispy Ce­real with fruit and yo­ghurt.

Make a heart- healthy choice for your fam­ily. By choos­ing Oat BG22 – a high- pro­tein, high- fi­bre nat­u­ral food – you are giv­ing your whole fam­ily the best start to their morn­ing and life­long health.

This ar­ti­cle is con­trib­uted by Legosan ( Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

n For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03- 7956 2220 or e- mail info@ biogrow. com. my.

Oat beta- glu­can helps lower choles­terol while pro­vid­ing di­etary fi­bre, pro­tein, iron and mag­ne­sium.

These de­li­cious, crunchy heart- shaped crisps are per­fect as a healthy break­fast or on- the- go snack.

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