Some facts and benefits/functions of fibre you may not have known
Fibre is only found in plant foods.
With so many options, aim to get your fibre intake from a wide, diverse range of foods
30g of fibre per day
Did you know the European Food Safety Authority recommend adults to get 25g fibre per day; while in the UK specifically SACN advise 30g fibre per day? Alarmingly, 9 in 10 adults in the UK, and over 4 in 5 adults in Ireland don’t meet fibre recommendations (NDNS 2018; IUNA 2011).
Fibre from wheat bran is one of the most effective fibres for regularity
Wheat bran fibre is known to be a superior fibre in relation to regularity.
A specific type of fibre -prebiotic fibre – helps support digestive health by increasing levels of important bacteria living in your gut. A higher level of important bacteria living in the gut supports digestive health. So long Misery Guts. Hello Happy Guts.
Fibre is not completely digested by the body
Its journey is very different from other nutrients. Rather, undigested fibre move through the digestive tract to perform other functions.