WHY YOUR GUT LOVES FI­BRE

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - FEATURES -

Fi­bre is the favourite food of the bac­te­ria that live in your di­ges­tive sys­tem. Eat­ing a diet high in fruit, veg­eta­bles and whole grains has been shown to give the health­i­est bal­ance of good gut bac­te­ria, which plays a cru­cial role in your im­mu­nity, mood and even in help­ing you to main­tain a healthy body weight.

Fi­bre can also in­crease the speed at which food goes through your large in­tes­tine, pre­vent­ing con­sti­pa­tion. And fi­bre also cre­ates bulk that helps your bowel mus­cles work. Like any mus­cle in the body, the bowel mus­cle needs ex­er­cise too – and that’s what fi­bre can do.

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