August 17

Benefits of fibre

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Fibre is something most of us don’t get enough of, and it has a lot of benefits –

❤ It can help lower cholesterol and is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and bowel cancer

🤗 It can make us feel fuller for longer, thereby aiding weight loss

💩 It aids healthy digestion and improve bowel movements

♀️ It feeds the beneficial bacteria in our intestines and helps maintain a healthy gut.

💃 It helps keep insulin and estrogen levels balanced, which can benefit women suffering with symptoms of PCOS and endometriosis.

How to increase your fibre intake?

Gradually, with veggies, fruit, beans, pulses, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and plenty of water.

Some of the best food options are shown in the graphic and listed below 👇

Berries, apricots, apples, pears, figs, carrots, bananas, sprouts, broccoli, oranges, avocado, almonds, potato with skin on, wholegrain bread, chick peas, lentils, black beans, seeds, barley, oats, flaxseed.

 


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