Friday, 11 January 2019

The importance of fibre in our diet

Latest news from the BBC on the health benefits of fibre in our diet.

healthy food wellbeing through fibre in diet
"How much fibre do we need?

The researchers, at the University of Otago, in New Zealand, and the University of Dundee say people should be eating a minimum of 25g of fibre per day.

But they call this an "adequate" amount for improving health and say there are benefits for pushing past 30g (1oz)."

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Doctors recommend soluble fibre (e.g. oats) in preference to insoluble (e.g. wheat, bread), so muesli or porridge is an ideal start to the day, preferably with added fruit, nuts, seeds.

BBC news

Tags: healthyfood, fibre, wellbeing


  1. If you don't like porridge, then flapjacks are a good alternative #HealthyFood using oats.

  2. Some dietitians advise that wheat bran can aggravate gout, so alternative sources of bran are advised. Peas have lots of solub soluble fibre.


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