We hear a lot about it...so what exactly is it, and what does it do?
Fibre is a non digestible component of plant foods. Fibre plays many roles in keeping our bodies healthy, and preventing diet related chronic diseases. In Australia, it is recommended that we consume 25-30g of dietary fibre per day.
You may know that fibre plays a role in: 🥕 Digestive health
🥕 Regular bowel movements
🥕 Feeling fuller for longer
But did you know that fibre also functions to:
🥕Lower LDL (bad) cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular risk 🥕Stabilise blood sugar levels to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
🥕 Prevent bowel cancer
Unfortunately, most Australians don't meet their recommended daily intake of fibre. To boost your fibre intake, try to incorporate whole grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables (these are best whole, not juiced, and eaten with the skin on when possible), nuts, legumes and seeds.
SWIPE ⏭ for recipe inspo: This chickpea and brown rice pilaf is a flavoursome, fibre-filled go-to!