14 December 2011
Patients considering weight loss surgery to improve their body mass index should switch to wholegrain ingredients to increase fibre in their diet and kick-start a balanced lifestyle.
This is according to a representative from the British Dietetic Association, who stated that many people do not realise that they are not getting enough fibre in their diet.
Sian Porter, spokeswoman for the association, said: "Make the easy decision to switch to wholegrain varieties. Given the wide variety of wholegrain foods now available, it is easier than ever to make them the tasty staples of a healthy diet."
Ms Porter added that simple cooking techniques such as leaving the skin on vegetables like potatoes gives people extra dietary benefits and that this procedure can be seen in a lot of top restaurants these days.
Wholegrain varieties of starchy foods such as bread and pasta are good sources of fibre that can keep the bowels healthy.
Posted by Philip Briggs
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