Are you getting enough?
Fibre is the indigestible or partly indigestible bit of plant based foods that is vital for keeping the digestive system in good working order. Most eat far less than the recommended daily minimum, which for an adult is 30gm. Fibre is only found in foods that come from plants – meat, fish and dairy do not contain any fibre. You need both soluble fibre – found in fruit and veg, oats, barley and seeds which dissolves in the water in your digestive system as well as insoluable fibre, found in things such as wholegrain bread, cereals and nuts to stay healthy, which passes through the body largely unchanged. As well as helping digestion and preventing constipation, fibre may protect against bowel cancer, helps lower cholesterol and keeps blood sugar levels stable.