Fibre! We don’t talk enough about her. Not the sexiest nutrient, but definitely an important one that really should be a vital part of your diet. Here’s why.
Fibre plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy digestive system. It adds bulk to the stool (yes, poo), making it easier to pass through your intestines to prevent getting backed up. It also promotes regular bowel movements, helping to get rid of waste, clear out your colon and reduce the risk of health issues like constipation or hemorrhoids.
And, fibre helps stabilise your blood sugar levels (something we love to bang on about if you haven’t noticed). When you consume fiber-rich foods, they pump the brakes on your digestion process which prevent rapid spikes in blood sugar.
One more goodie while we’ve got you – your gut LOVES fibre. Fibre feeds all the good, special bacteria in your gut, supporting a healthy gut microbiome. These bacteria play a crucial role in various aspects of health, including immune function, nutrient absorption, and mental well-being.
Fibre also has a positive impact on heart health. Soluble fibre, found in foods like oats, beans, and fruits, helps lower cholesterol levels by binding to cholesterol particles and preventing their absorption. By reducing LDL cholesterol levels, fibre can help protect against serious health issues, like heart disease and stroke.
Incorporating fibre into your diet is simple, but we’ll get more into that later on. But, want a hint? Our Super Bites are packed widdit!