Are you get­ting enough?

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Wine And Dine -

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.

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