Vegetables, fruit, legumes and grains are all sources of dietary fibre. Fibre itself cannot be digested by the body and therefore it plays a key role in the digestive process. With a sufficient amount of fiber added to your breakfast, you are also less likely to be tempted to reach for a sweet treat.
There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre which is often found in foods like apples, oats and beans – thickens and swells up in the watery environment of your stomach and fill you up and at the same time keep blood sugar levels more even. Meanwhile, insoluble fibre that is found in most vegetable and whole grains absorb water in the lower tract and speeds the passage of waste through your digestive system, helps to keep you regular.
Whole fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans are the best sources of dietary fibre. Fibre supplements can also be incorporated into your diet to assist you in reaching your daily target of 25 grams. To help you reach your daily recommended intake, we offer a range of fibre-rich solutions and supplements. Design your high fibre diet plan with Herbalife Nutrition.