Stay On Track with These Fiber Facts
Did you know that increasing your daily fibre intake can promote detoxification in your body?
What Is Fiber and How Much Do You Need?
Fiber is the structural component of plant foods, so it’s found in vegetables, whole fruits, beans and grains (like corn or brown rice)—there’s no fiber in meats, fish or poultry.
The average Australian falls far short of meeting the fiber recommendation of 25-30 grams a day. Fiber helps move the digestive process along, but high fiber foods also provide the sensation of fullness, so they help with hunger control. And certain fibers also support the growth of friendly bacteria in your digestive tract.
6 Tips for Increasing Fiber Intake
- Eat whole fruits with skin more often than fruit juices
- Use whole fruit as a dessert
- Eat a variety of whole vegetables—cooked and raw—and eat them freely
- Use 100% whole grain breads, waffles, cereals, rolls, English muffins and crackers instead of those made with refined white flour
- Use brown rice, wild rice, millet, barley and cracked wheat as alternatives to white rice
- Add beans, lentils to main dish soups, stews, chili or salads
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