Getting enough is easy
Our bodies need about 25 to 35 grams of dietary fibre daily.
|DIETARY FIBRE||FOOD SOURCES|
|SOLUBLE||Legumes, barley, oat bran, high-pectin fruit (apples, oranges, currants, etc.)|
|INSOLUBLE||Whole grain products, fruit and vegetables (mainly within the skin)|
To meet your body’s needs, determine which foods contain dietary fibre. Take the time to read packaging labels and nutrition facts tables.
Source of fibre = 2 g of fibre per serving
Good source of fibre = 4 g of fibre per serving
Excellent source of fibre = 6 g of fibre per serving
A thousand and one virtues
Dietary fibre doesn’t just promote good intestinal health, it does a whole lot more!
- helps prevent heart disease
- slows carbohydrate absorption
- may help prevent certain types of cancer
- prolongs the feeling of fullness, which can help promote
The two go hand in hand!
For optimal efficiency, a high-fibre diet should be combined with proper hydration. Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.