Our expert says:
You have listed all the ingredients of these Mini Oatmeal Digestives from Woolworths, but NOT their dietary fibre content per 100g! It is after all the amount of dietary fibre and the type of dietary fibre which determines if a food is going to help with regularity or not. I think that this is a pleasant product which you could use as a snack, but it is probably not a good substitute for a breakfast cereal because it contains nearly 16% sugar and 13.4% fat - thus not really a slimming food. Why don't you eat something like oats porridge (home cooked or instant plain flavour) and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of wheat bran over the cereal (buy the wheat bran at supermarkets or health shops). The oatmeal should make breakfast more pleasant for you and the wheat bran will help with the constipation.
Please click on 'Diet & Nutrition', 'You are what you eat' and 'Healthy colon' to read how to increase your dietary fibre intake and use probiotics to achieve regularity.
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