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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 -

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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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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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Coeliac disease

In people with coeliac disease, gluten (a protein in many cereal foods such as wheat, rye, barley and possibly oats) causes damage to the lining of the smallintestine (bowel). This damage affects the digestion of foods and nutrients. Nutrients are not absorbed properly, causing a range of health problems.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity

In coeliac disease (say see-lee-ak), gluten (gloo-ten) causes damage to the lining of the small bowel. It is sometimes spelled celiac disease. Gluten is a protein which is found in cereals like wheat, rye, barley, triticaleand oats.

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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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Farmer's fever - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Farmers fever, also called organic dust toxic syndrome (ODTS), is caused by breathing in dust which contains moulds from spoiled plant materials. It is a common respiratory illness in farmers, particularly those working with grain, hay, silage and confined animals....

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Eye injury something in your eye - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Eye injuries can occur when flying particles lodge in your eye. Some common examples include wood chips, metal filings, dust, insects and grain. This can occur while working in the workshop and during field activities, stock mustering or even playing...

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