To make this process as smooth as possible it is vital to eat foods with a naturally high fibre content. The recommended amount per day is 18gms but realistically most people consume around12gms. It would be hard to try and count the fibre grams of everything we eat, time consuming and personally I'd simply forget where I left off. Simple additions like sprinkling flaxseeds onto cereals & soups and choosing wholegrains over white processed muck can greatly increase fibre intake which can improve overall health. Give your food a Boost!
Here is a rough guide to roughage!
We get fibre from plant based food but the body cannot absorb this. We need fibre to help digest food and absorb nutrients which is essential to well being. Fibre also helps lower and maintain cholesterol and it is really important for healthy blood sugar levels which controls appetite. So fibre is great for making you feel fuller for longer but it also plays a really important role in the body too.
Insoluble fibre is the type that prevents constipation and is found in the following:
- Brown rice
- Wholewheat cereals & breads
- Wholegrain cereals & breads
- Pulses & lentils
- Fruits with seeds
- Milled Flaxseeds
Apples,pears & strawberries
Legumes(beans,peas & lentils)