Friday, 7 August 2015

Why is Fibre important?

Hi everyone today ill be telling you why Fibre is important

Dietary fibre is a very important form of starch. Unlike other carbohydrates, dietary fibre cannot be digested and does not provide energy to the body.

However, dietary fibre is essential for a balanced diet because it:

  • helps to remove waste and toxins from the body and maintain bowel action

  • helps to control the digestion and processing of nutrients

  •  adds bulk to the diet , helping us to stop feeling hungry; it is used in many weight reduction foods.

Fibre is found in:

  • fruits and vegetables
  • wholemeal and granary bread
  • wholegrain cereals
  • wholemeal pasta
  • wholegrain rice
  • pulses (peas and beans) and lentils.

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