Fibre is hugely important for so many reasons. It can help with digestive health, heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers!
Most people in the UK don't get enough fibre in their diet and as such a lot of people suffer from digestive problems and disorders. Eating fibre also helps to keep you full and helps to keep your digestive system healthy. But what type of fibre should you be eating and where do you find it?
Soluble fibre can be digested by your body and can help to reduce cholesterol in your blood. For anyone suffering constipation, increasing the amount of soluble fibre in your diet can help you to soften your stool and make it easier to go the bathroom.
Where do you find soluble fibre?
- Fruits - like bananas and apples
- Oats, barley, rye
- root vegetables
Insoluble fibre can't be digested by your body and simply passes straight through, helping other foods move through your digestive system.
Where do you find insoluble fibre?
- wholemeal bread
- nuts and seeds
So if you constantly have digestive issues or pains, maybe take a look at how much fibre you are eating and which type and try to balance it back out.
Ciao for now x