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Why is Fibre important in our diet?

Christian Francis
Christian Francis
Fibre is an type of carbohydrate that plays an important role in the digestive system and is responsible for regular bowel movements. It usually gives a sensation of feeling saturated which is exceptional during lower caloric diets. It is also the one and only type of food that feeds the essential microbacteria in your gut. These bacteria helps create an optimal enviroment for the digestion of food and nutrition absorption.

The average adult eats around 18 grams of fibre, while the recommended daily intake is sitting around atleast 30 grams (depending on the individual). Studies have shown that fibre lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and therefore reducing the risks of diabetes and heart diseases, as well as bowel cancer.

Fibre is easily incorporated in diets as the food sources are typically accessible and cheap. Fibreous foods are:
- Grains
- Nuts
- Seeds
- Fruits
- Vegetables
- Beans
- Legumes

Why not have some more fibre in our diets allowing us to absorb the most amount of nutrients from the food we consume?!

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