Fibre is key for weight loss, digestive health, cholesterol, blood pressure, and more!
Fibre is an absolutely underrated superstar of nutrients. It feeds our good gut bacteria, reducing inflammation. Steadies digestion and absorption which increases fullness, decreases cravings and stabilizes blood sugar and energy. It is also involved in keeping you healthy long term – getting enough (amount and variety) of fibre will reduce your risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease, and even lower your risk of some cancers (including colorectal and breast).
- Women: 25 grams
- Men: 38 grams
If you’re unsure how much fibre you’re actually getting, an easy way to figure it out is to use an app/website like cronometer and enter 3 days worth of your food intake. You’ll be able to see how much you average, and which foods are making the biggest difference.
If, like most of us, you realize you’re not getting enough, there are practical ways to get more in. Lots more details on how to get that fibre, and what it actually is here:
If you have digestive woes, figuring out if you need more or less, or where to get your fibre without uncomfortable gut issues can be a huge challenge.
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