Dietary fibre is generally found in the part of plants which are indigestible.
There is two kinds
Soluble fibre: dissolves in water. Other roles include:
- Slows down digestion
- Delays gastric emptying
- Makes you feel fuller for longer, which can help with weight management
Good food sources include:fruits, vegetables, oat bran, barley, seed husks, flaxseed, psyllium, dried beans, lentils, peas
Insoluble fibre:Does not dissolve in water. Other roles include:
- Gut healthy fibre
- Have a laxative effect
- Add bulk to your diet
- Can help with constipation
Good sources include wheat bran, corn bran, rice bran, the skins of fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, dried beans and wholegrain foods.
As a general rule try to include as much fibre in your diet, so you can support a healthy gut.