Fibre is a natural constituent of a healthy diet high in fruits, vegetables, lentils, beans and wholegrains, and by eating this way you have less risk of bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more.
There are however 2 different kinds of fibre that you need to know about.
INSOLUBLE fibre, found in bran and wholegrains, is harsh on the bowel and doesn’t suit a sensitive or inflamed digestive system.
SOLUBLE fibres, on the other hand, found in oats, lentils, beans, fruits, vegetables and flax seeds or linseeds are a whole other story. Soluble fibres are very water absorbent, and by bulking up foods and slowing the release of sugars, will keep you feeling full for longer and can help with weight management. Fibre also allows waste to exit faster therefore decreasing the amount of time food waste spends inside the body and reducing the risk of toxins being reabsorbed by the colon.
Soluble fibre-rich foods contain many other nutrients as well, so are an important part of any healthy diet. So add lots of veg and fruits to your diet at every meal...flaxseed is a great way of adding lots of fibre to your diet and they are very high in Omega 3 which is an additional bonus. Always mill the flaxseed before you eat them as the outer layer of the seed is very tough and cannot be broken down by the digestive system...in this instant it will just go straight through your system and none of the wonderful nutrients will be absorbed by your body. 1 tablespoon of milled Flaxseed added to your porridge in the morning is a great way to start the day!
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