From fighting off chronic disease to better weight management and strong digestive health, a diet that’s rich in fibre can help create a happier, healthier you.
The cornerstone of a healthy diet
Fibre is a key element of a healthy diet. It plays an important role in our overall digestive health, while helping to promote regular bowel movements.
It can curb hunger by making you to feel fuller for longer, regulate your blood sugar, improve your cholesterol levels. It can also help in fighting off long-term diseases including diabetes, heart disease and bowel cancer, as well as reducing your risk of obesity.
In addition to eating well, fibre supplements provide excellent support for intestinal and digestive health. By complementing a healthy diet, they can help ensure that your body is getting the right amount of fibre it needs, every day.
What is fibre?
Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that helps to keep the digestive system healthy. It is made up of the indigestible parts of plant-based foods such as fruit, vegetables, grains, beans and nuts.
Because fibre is not digested in the small intestine, it helps to carry the waste into the large intestine to be processed, before passing it through the rest of the digestive system, as stools.
Soluble fibre slows down the stomach’s emptying process, regulating the body’s cholesterol and glucose levels. Insoluble fibre absorbs water to help to soften the contents of your bowels and support regular bowel movements. And resistant starch speeds the production of healthy bacteria in the gut, to improve overall digestive health.
How do I get enough fibre?
A diet that’s rich in fruit, vegetables and wholegrain foods will give your body much of the fibre it needs daily, to support good digestive health and function.
The average male will need around 30g of dietary fibre every day and the average female will need around 25g, but this may vary depending on your age, weight and overall health.
You can get much of this from choosing wholegrain, wholemeal and high-fibre varieties of grain-based foods like bread and pasta. Wholegrains such as rice, oats, quinoa, barley and polenta are also a good source of fibre, as are starchy vegetables and fresh fruits.
But if you’re concerned you might not be getting enough fibre from your diet, Lily & Loaf’s range of supplements for adults are a good way of making sure your body gets the fibre it needs.
From shakes and powders which also give you your daily dose of protein to Psyllium Hulls capsules, which contain eight times the amount of soluble fibre than oat bran, we can help ensure your body is getting the fibre it needs.
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