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Cereals

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Grains (Cereals) | myVMC

Grains, also called cereal or cereal grains, are the seeds of grasses. Grains constitute a major source of energy in most households today, and occupy the base of food pyramids. Examples of grains are wheat, maize, rice, barley oats, millet and sorghum.

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Grains and cereal

Grains give your child the energy they need to grow, develop and learn. Find out how to include grains and cereals in your child's daily diet.

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Bread in the diet - myDr.com.au

Breads can include various grains and seeds, and there are many things to look out for when choosing bread, such as the flour, GI, salt and additives. Find out how to make a healthy choice.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Coeliac disease in children

In people with coeliac disease, gluten (a protein in many cereal foods such as wheat, rye, barley and oats) causes damage to the lining of the smallintestine (bowel)

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Gluten Free Diet | myVMC

A gluten free diet is a diet free of gluten. Gluten is a storage protein derived from wheat, barley, rye and a number of other cereals, and thus is commonly found in modern diets.

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Glossary - Glycemic Index Foundation

A glossary of terms related to the Glycemic Index, blood glucose management and common health related conditions.

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Fruit, vegetables and wholegrains | The Heart Foundation

Need to eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrains? Add fruit to a high-fibre breakfast cereal like rolled oats, porridge or untoasted muesli. Get more tips.

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Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease Coeliac Disease is a condition where the lining of the small intestine is damaged due to sensitivity to a protein in food called gluten

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Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease Coeliac Disease is a condition where the lining of the small intestine is damaged due to sensitivity to a protein in food called gluten

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What is coeliac disease? Dietitians Association of Australia

What is coeliac disease? Coeliac disease (CD) is a condition affecting the small bowel, damaging the lining and preventing absorption of food nutrients

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