Fibre There are two variations of dietary fibre, soluble and insoluble.

Soluble fibre dissolves in the digestion tract with the help of water whereas insoluble doesn’t, hence the names. Both types aid in lowering blood cholesterol, improving bowel health, regulating bowel movement and improve blood glucose levels. The majority of the sources we get our dietary fibre from contains both types however in varying amounts. Some possible sources include: 

  •         Beans and legumes, add canned beans to meals such as nachos, salads and soups 
  •         Avocados, enjoy on whole grain toast or as a dip!
  •         Pears, have as a fresh whole fruit or try adding to a salad 
  •         Flax seeds or chia seeds, great in smoothies or sprinkled on yogurt 
  •         Oats, a classic oatmeal in the morning is a great way to start your fibre intake for the day!
  •         Broccoli, enjoy roasted, steamed or mixed into a dish 
  •         Whole grain pastas, breads, biscuits or flours all provide a great source 

The benefits of fibre are all linked to its ability to regulate bowel movements. This can help alleviate constipation, aid in weight maintenance, improve good gut bacteria function, and overall reduce the risk of colon cancer. 

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