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About Fibre

8 June 2018


Fibre is the indigestible part of food. They are categorised as soluble, insoluble and resistant starch fibres; all of which are required to support a healthy digestive system.

Soluble fibre absorbs water, turning into a gel during digestion. It slows digestion down by increasing the time it takes to empty the stomach’s contents, resulting in us feeling fuller for longer. It also assists in lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels.

Insoluble fibre absorbs water; its role is to soften the bowel contents, softening the stool or poo, making it easier to go to the toilet and promotes regular bowel movements.

Resistant starches are prebiotics that cannot be digested in the small intestine. Once they move to the large intestines however, fermentation takes place and this supports the production of probiotics, the good bacteria, which enhances bowel function and supports immune health.

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