Digestive health is as important as your overall health, but not everyone is aware of the part that fibre plays. Fibre helps you to feel fuller for longer, improves your blood sugar levels and cholesterol, keeps your bowel movements regular and even prevents some diseases. It’s found in fruit, vegetables, legumes, and grains, and can be broken down into three kinds: soluble, insoluble, and resistant starch.
Soluble fibre puts your stomach in “go slow” mode, making it slower to empty, keeping you fuller for longer. Insoluble fibre, on the other hand, encourages regular bowel movements while keeping your bowels healthy. And, finally, resistant starch is utilised by the large intestine, helping to produce good bacteria and improve your overall bowel health. This sounds like all good stuff you’d like to benefit from, right? Here are just five more of the many benefits of adding fibre to your diet.