NUTRITION – Fibre

Did you know that most people in the UK don’t include enough fibre in their diet? Average fibre intake in adults is 19g per day, well below the recommended 30g per day.

There are 2 types of fibre: soluble fibre and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre dissolves in water in our bodies and helps lower our cholesterol levels, decreasing the risk of a stroke or cardiovascular disease. Soluble fibre also helps maintain blood glucose levels, decreasing the risk of diabetes or obesity. Insoluble fibre, on the other hand, absorbs water, increasing the mass of the stool and allowing it to pass through the colon more easily. Not consuming enough insoluble fibre can lead to digestive problems such as IBS, hemorrhoids, constipation or even bowel cancer.

I personally try and include nuts & seeds in my breakfast every morning, as they are both amazing sources of fibre! Let me know what your top tips are for making sure you are getting enough fibre in your day.fibre.jpg

Other foods rich in fibre

  • Wholegrain breakfast cereals, wholegrain pasta, wholegrain bread & wholegrain oats
  • Veggies such as broccoli & carrots
  • Peas, beans & pulses
  • Raspberries, pears, apples, strawberries, figs & raisins

Enjoy these yummy foods rich in fibre!

Sarah – x

Published by foodnaticblog

My name is Sarah and I am a BSc Nutrition & Food Consumer Science graduate, who also is a massive Foodie! I am here to share Recipes for Health. This involves a collection of food recipes, nutrition advice and mental wellbeing tips, allowing you to reach your best possible health. Health is not just physical; optimal mental health is also crucial for a successful life. This is why I not only share recipes and nutrition knowledge, but I also share ways on how to take care of your mental health. You will find as well my own personal foodie reviews and travel experiences which will give you ideas of foods to try and places to visit!

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