5 Reasons You Should Increase Your Fibre Intake

Eating More Fibre Benefits


Eating more fibre per day has a load of health benefits, but here's our top 5 reasons: 

1. Weight Loss

Just by increasing your fibre intake and make no other changes in your diet, you're likely to lose weight. Foods high in Fibre fill you up faster and keep you fuller for longer, preventing you from over eating. Fibre also prevents your body from absorbing some of the calories from the food you eat. As Fibre binds with fat and sugar molecules as they travel through your digestive track, the Fibre reduces the number of calories you get. 

2. Reduce your Type 2 Diabetes Risk.

A recent study found people who ate more than 26 grams of Fibre a day, reduced their odds of Type 2 Diabetes by 18%, compared to the people who ate less than 9g of Fibre per day.  The researchers believe that the fibre keeps blood sugar levels steady and keep you at a healthy weight, so helps avoid the development of diabetes.

3. Lowers Your Risk of Heart Disease

For every 7 grams of fibre you eat daily, your risk of heart disease drops by 9%. This was found in a review of 22 studies published in the BMJ - Leading Medical Journal. One of the reasons is down to fiber's ability to soak up excess cholesterol in your system and discard it before it has the chance to clog your arteries.

4. Keeps Digestive System Working

Emptying your bowel is key to digestive health. The best way to ensure regularity is to eat more fibre. Fibre helps move food through the digestive track and helps prevent constipation. With low Fibre in our diet, our digestive system will slow down, which can cause bloatness and make you feel lethargic. This can affect our you to perform everyday tasks. So it’s really important to make sure you are getting enough Fibre daily. 

5. Natural Detox

Fibre naturally scrubs and promotes the elimination of toxins from your Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract. Soluble fiber soaks up harmful compounds, such as excess estrogen and bad fats, before they are absorbed by the body. Whereas insoluble fiber makes things move along more quickly in the body. This limits the amount of time that chemicals stay in your system. 

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