Fiber is an essential nutrient for our gut and heart. Fiber is the edible part of plants that is resistant to digestion and absorption.
Fiber is crucial in our diet due to its vast health benefits. Following a high fiber diet has been widely linked to reducing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, improved blood lipids, and improved blood pressure. Consuming fiber also aids in digestion.
The recommendation for fiber is between 25-30g per day.
Sources of fiber: vegetables, fruits, starchy foods (oats, bran flakes, sweet potato, wholemeal/wholegrain pasta and bread, potato with the skin intact, oat bran, beans, and pulses, seeds, and nuts.
We recommend you try to incorporate one or more of the above into each meal, as fiber is slow to digest and keeps you fuller for longer!