Fibre is something to do with "keeping you regular right?"
Inadequate fibre is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies that I see in my Nutrition Clinic and yet it's also one of the cheapest, easiest and most delicious things to correct!
With 4 out of every 5 Aussies NOT reaching the suggested daily target of fibre intake (Faye-Moore et al. 2018), the impacts are far-reaching.
WHY DO WE NEED FIBRE?
- regular bowel motions
- supports optimal digestive health
- "food" for good bacteria in our microbiome
- supports natural detoxification in our body
- reduces chronic disease risk
With gut-health such a trending topic, including at least the adequate intake of fibre per day (25g for adults), is at the core of supporting your own gut health.
WHERE IS FIBRE FOUND?
- all fruits and vegetables - often high contents in the skin so wash well and leave the skin on!
- wholegrains such brown rice, oats, rye and sourdough
- legumes including lentils, chickpeas and kidney beans
- nuts and seeds including quinoa, almonds, chia and sunflower seeds
Our Wholefood Society Organic Nut & Seed Loaf is loaded with fibre and is the perfect daily inclusion to boost your own levels!
Each slice contains over 10g of fibre - which is 40% of your daily target!
It's naturally loaded with high-fibre and prebiotic ingredients such as almonds, quinoa, chia seeds, sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds and psyllium husk.
Perfect also if you're avoiding gluten and struggling to hit your fibre needs.
Enjoy it for breakfast with fibre-loaded avocado and an egg, alongside a salad or as a quick snack with peanut butter and banana slices.
As with all health matters, and if you think there's something that needs more attention for you, please visit a qualified health professional.
My Nutrition Clinic details can be found here.
Fayet-Moore, F, Cassettari, T, Tuck, K, McConnell, A, Petocz, P 2018, 'Dietary Fibre Intake in Australia. Paper I: Associations with Demographic, Socio-Economic, and Anthropometric Factors', Nutrients, vol. 10, no. 599, <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5986479/pdf/nutrients-10-00599.pdf>.