As always, our moms are right: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast cereals make up 50 % of all breakfasts eaten in those under 18. Yet despite the popularity and convenience of children’s breakfast cereals, the nutritional value of these options remain questionable, often high in sugar and energy, and low in fibre.

The Inflammation Situation

What do chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, obesity, and mental health conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and depression all have in common? The answer is inflammation. If you have a condition that causes inflammation, or is because of inflammation, then an anti-inflammatory diet may be for you.

Intermittent fasting may be beneficial for some if sustained for short periods and done so occasionally. However, healthy eating needs to be a key focus during non-fasting times. It is by no means an excuse to binge on eating days, which could do more harm than good.