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Welcome to the month of August.

This month we will be talking about the essentials of Functional and Dietary Fibre in our Diet.

 

- What actually is Fibre?

- What are the Benefits of Fibre

     - Are you getting enough Fibre in Your Diet?

    - Digestive Problems and Fibre

 

 

What is Fibre?

Fibres are the structural parts of plants found in all plant derived foods  – vegetables, fruits, grains(rice, wheat, rye, barley, oat), and legumes (Kidney beans, black eyed beans, pinto beans, red beans, pinto beans, garbanzo beans and navy beans) , tubers(potatoes) and root crops (such as yam and cassava)

Fibres that occur intact naturally are called dietary fibre and those that are extracted from plant or manufactured are called functional fibres

 

Benefits of Fibre:

Fibre is essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system, it plays a vital role in the digestive process. 

 

 

  1.       Fibre cannot be broken down by digestive enzymes in the body it remain in the digestive tract, to attract water in the colon which soften the stool for easy passage-it therefore promote bowel movements,
  2. It also serve as a brush for colon cleansing. 
  3.       Fibre in diet slows the breakdown of starch into simple sugars, such as glucose thereby slowing the absorption of sugar and possibly reduced the levels of sugar in the blood.
  4.       During Digestion, soluble fibre forms a gel-like mass that binds cholesterol to the stool; if eaten enough amount, soluble fibre can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.
  5.       Beacuase fibre rich food increase fullness and satiety, they can help with weight control.

 

 

Fibre and Disease Fighting:

  1.       Inclusion of Fibre in diet may reduce the risks of developing Diverticulitis and Constipation.
  2.       Studies shows that High fibre diet helps prevent diabetes
  3.       High Fibre Diets prevents the risks of colon cancer.
  4. It can help Lower Blood Cholesterol, and protect against Heart diseases.

 

 

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Are you getting Enough Fibre in Your Diet?

 

A lot of us are not getting enough fibre through our diet.

According to the government guidelines, your total fibre intake should be 18g per day, but most of us eat less than this amount.

British Nutrition Foundation put the average adult intake at 14g.

 Digestive Problems and Fibre

 

A diet that does not include a sufficient amount of fibre may lead to digestive diseases. Are you getting Enough Fibre in Your Diet?

 

Digestion is where our health begins.  It's the process where our body works to break down the foods we eat that then become a part of our actual body.  The kind of food you eat effects whether the cells in your body are healthy or sick.  Are you getting Enough Fibre in Your Diet?

 

 

Digestion is critical to issues like weight loss, and much more your Total Wellness.

 

 

This is where our help comes in;

Let us help you plan a well balance Nutritional Plan that will help your wellness. 

 

"Eat well for today to protect your tommorrow"

 

 

Join our online membership today!

Call us for our one-on-one consultations

 

 

Visit our online shop today to order your Fibre supplement today on: www.health1stwellnessclinic.com/shop.

or call us today on:  0844 800 7660

 

 

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To Your Health

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