Fibre

Fibre - For a healthy digestive system

Fibre is the non-digestible part of plant foods, such as vegetables, fruit, beans and legumes. There are two main types of fibre: insoluble and soluble. Insoluble fibre bulks up stools, making them softer and easier to pass. It also moves waste through the digestive tract more quickly. Soluble fibre provides fuel for bacteria, encouraging beneficial microflora in the gut..

Sources include
  • Barley
  • Beans
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Melons
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Oats
  • oranges
  • pears
  • Peas
  • Pulses
  • Rye
  • Sweetcorn
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Wholegrain bread
  • Wholegrain cereals

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of Fibre

Health benefits

Why is Fibre important?
- Moderation of blood glucose levels
- Benefits for the digestive system

Wow! Fibre and Healthy Ageing
To maintain good health as we age, proper fibre intake can help maintain a healthy digestive system and help manage constipation.

References:
https://www.nutrition.org.uk/nutritionscience/nutrients-food-and-ingredients/dietary-fibre
Lattimer JM, & Haub MD. Nutrients. 2010;2(12):1266-89.