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The Importance of Fibre: Are you getting enough? {Free Product Coupon}

Fibre 1 Almond & Cluster Delight

Fibre: It’s not a new word and you’ve likely heard it many times from doctors, dietitians and nutrition experts alike. But do you really know why fibre is so important?

A CLOSER LOOK AT FIBRE

So what is fibre and why is it key in your daily diet?

Fibre includes all parts of plant foods that your body can’t digest or absorb. Fibre is also known as roughage or bulk. – Dietitians of Canada

Fibre though a small word actually has a big job. It is responsible for so many good things for our bodies including:

  • Lowers blood cholesterol
  • Controls blood sugar levels
  • Helps to keep bowels regular
  • May protect against colon cancer
  • Helps to cure constipation

HOW MUCH FIBRE?

It is recommended that a healthy diet should include 25 – 38 grams of fibre a day. It doesn’t sound like a large amount, so why do most people have trouble getting enough of it each day?

It may be easier to understand if we take a look at some popular fibre-rich foods and the amount of fibre they pack:

Raspberries

  • Raspberries (1 cup) – 8 grams
  • Air popped Popcorn (3 cups) – 4 grams
  • Oat Bran (1 ounce) – 12 grams
  • Kidney Beans (1 cup) – 16 grams
  • Brown Rice (1 cup) – 4 grams
  • Spinach (1 cup) – 4 grams

The list goes on and on, but with our busy lifestyles and calorie-conscious diets, it’s easy to see why people aren’t getting enough; we either have to eat too much of one type of food, or spend too long in the kitchen preparing enough.

FIBRE 1 ALMOND CLUSTER DELIGHT CEREAL

Like me, you’re likely already a fan of Fibre 1 products. They pack a tonne of fibre within one convenient package that not only tastes great, but helps you meet your daily fibre requirements with ease.

That’s why I’m excited to share with you that there is a new Fibre 1 product coming to grocery shelves soon: Fibre 1 Almond & Cluster Delight Cereal. Just one serving of this tasty cereal gives you 40% of your daily value of fibre and comes in at 260 calories (with milk).

With sliced almonds, sweetened whole grain flakes and crunchy almond-filled clusters, this cereal will be a hit for your whole family! You’ll love it! And you get peace-of-mind knowing you and your family are meeting your daily fibre requirements.

GET A FREE BOX OF FIBRE 1 ALMOND & CLUSTER CEREAL

Life Made Delicious Coupons

Not only is General Mills releasing this exciting Fibre 1 product, they are also introducing seven more new products to join their family and you can join in the celebration.

Visit the Life Made Delicious Facebook page to claim two coupons for free products (while supplies last). Your coupons can be used on July 16, 2013 to claim a free box of either Fibre 1 Almond Cluster Delight or Honey Nut Cheerios Hearty Oat Crunch cereals.

Also, claim a coupon redeemable on July 23, 2013 for a free box of either Fibre 1 with 7 g of Protein bars, Nature Valley Protein bars, Golden Graham Treats or Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats.

Challenge yourself to eating more fibre for one week and feel the difference!

How do you ensure you get enough of fibre in your diet? What are your favourite fibre-rich foods?

Image courtesy of Robert Cochrane / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

City Mom

Coming Soon: Peanut Butter Cheerios {Coupon}

Peanut Butter Cheerios

Have you heard the news? Two pantry staples have come together to make a nutritious and delicious breakfast meal that the whole family will love.

That’s right, Cheerios and peanut butter found a love match (must be the love in the air with Valentine’s Day nearing) and came together to create Peanut Butter Cheerios.  Starting March 4th, 2013 you can find them on shelves in your favourite grocery store.

SNEAK PEEK

As a Life Made Delicious Ambassador I am happy to say that I got to have a sneak peek (or should I say, sneak taste?) of the new Peanut Butter Cheerios and they are delish! They have a distinct peanut butter flavour without being too overwhelming. And with only 8 grams of sugar per serving, they act as a healthy breakfast choice.

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE

Starting February 5th (at noon), you can visit the General Mills Facebook page to get your buy one Cheerios flavour (BananaCheerios, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, or Chocolate Cheerios) and get one Peanut Butter Cheerios FREE coupon.

Then on March 16th and March 17th, you can redeem your coupon in store.

WHAT’S YOUR FAV PEANUT BUTTER PAIRING?

In our home we have a few different favourite peanut butter pairs. My husband just loves his peanut butter and banana sandwiches and I am a sucker for anything peanut butter and chocolate. Little S likes her PB straight up…no bells or whistles for that girl.

How do you like to eat peanut butter? What’s the most unusual PB pairing you’ve seen?

WIN A PEANUT BUTTER CHEERIOS PRIZE PACK

Share your favourite PB pairing and you could win a Peanut Butter Cheerios Prize Pack valued at $50. Please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure – I am participating in the Life Made Delicious Ambassador Program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.

City Mom

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