We have all heard about FIBRE but do you know what fibre actually is?
Fibre is found in plant foods and there are 2 main types you have probably heard of; soluble and insoluble fibres.
Soluble fibre is the soft fibre that helps control blood glucose (sugar) and reduces cholesterol. It also helps in managing diarrhea. Soluble fibre is found in oat bran, oatmeal, legumes (dried beans and lentils) and fruits such as apples and strawberries.
Insoluble fibre is the bulky fibre that helps to prevent constipation and helps to speed up the time it takes to remove waste from the colon. It is found in wheat bran, whole grain breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables.
*Many foods contain both soluble and insoluble fibre.
IF you still need more convincing, here is why fibre is good for you 🙂 :
- Controlling blood glucose (sugar)
- Managing blood pressure (high blood pressure is also called hypertension)
- Reducing blood cholesterol
- Increasing the feeling of being full
- Controlling weight
- Regulating bowel movement