Nutritional & Health Benefits Of Fibre in Brief

Benefits of Fibre

 

 

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.

 

Zak

 

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