LET'S LEARN ABOUT DIETARY FIBRE
1. What Is Dietary Fibre?
2. Where Is Dietary Fibre Found?
Side-note: Foods from animals do not contain any fibre.
3. Which Foods Have Dietary?
Foods rich in Dietary fibre include (see poster below):
4. Tell Me More!
The fibre in food comes in two forms; soluble fibre and insoluble fibre.
Both forms are not digested by the body but contribute to good health, nonetheless.
Insoluble fibre is also commonly referred to as 'roughage'. Once consumed, insoluble fibre moves through the stomach, small intestines and large intestines intact and untouched. e.g. Think about when cooked or raw spinach is consumed. This type of fibre, helps add bulk to stools and improve the strength of the muscles lining the intestines.
Soluble fibre is a type of fibre moves from the stomach to the small intestines and then into the blood stream. Once in the blood stream, this type of fibre helps remove waste and excess fat (cholesterol).
5. Why Should I Eat Fibre?
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(1) Increase fibre intake slowly but gradually, this gives the colon time to adjust to influx of fibre.
and increase the amount of water consumed in the day.
(2) Water, is absorbed by the colon as such make stools softer and easier to move; thus reducing risk of constipation.
6.Beware Of Fibre Supplements
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