Sitting down to a healthy, high-fibre breakfast may be one key to a healthy body weight
Sitting down to a healthy, high-fibre breakfast may be one key to a healthy body weight. A recent study asked volunteers to eat either cornflakes (which are relatively low in fibre) or oatmeal (loaded with fibre) for breakfast. Those who ate oatmeal consumed 40 per cent less food three hours later. Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (October 1999) found that people who ate a high-fibre diet were less likely to gain weight than those eating low amounts of fibre. High-fibre foods fill you up on fewer calories and slow the digestive process, which wards off hunger.