Fibre helps keep the digestive tract healthy by providing bulk and decreasing the transit time in the gut.
Getting enough fibre is also important for bowel regularity and normal colonic function.
The recommended intake of fibre for adults is 24g a day but many of us are not getting as much fibre as we need.
Try incorporating some of these good sources of fibre into your daily diet:
- Beans, pulses, legumes, whole-grain rice and pasta, whole-wheat bread, nuts, seeds and brans, vegetables and fruits
If you are struggling to eat enough fibre, taking a fibre supplement such as Fibre & Herb or Multifibre Drink can help you reach the recommended fibre intake of 24g per day.