Nowadays, it is clear that in order to have a balanced diet and stay healthy, it is essential to incorporate fibre into our diet on a daily basis. In our “High Fibre Foods List” below, that we have put together just for you, you can find information on foods that contain the highest amounts of fibre.
BENEFITS OF FIBRE IN OUR DIET
Why is the consumption of fibre so important? There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble, and both contribute to our health.
Insoluble fibre does not dissolve
- Increases the feeling of satiety, which helps in weight management
- Increases the stool bulk helping laxation and reducing constipation
Soluble fibre, as the word indicates, can dissolve and transforms into a gel texture
- Can help in reducing glucose levels, as soluble fibre can’t be easily absorbed by the body, which lowers risk of diabetes
- Can help in lowering cholesterol, as cholesterol particles adhere to fibre and travel with it out of the body, which can help in reducing hearth decease
All foods listed on our “High Fibre Foods List” contain both Soluble and Insoluble fibre. The proportion of each varies from one source to another.
HIGH FIBRE FOODS LIST
Fibre is be mainly found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. See below the top high fibre foods list.
TOP HIGH FIBRE VEGETABLES
TOP HIGH FIBRE FRUIT
TOP HIGH FIBRE NUTS AND SEEDS
TOP HIGH FIBRE GRAINS AND LEGUMES
HOW MUCH FIBRE DO WE NEED?
Having downloaded the “High Fibre Foods List” we have an understanding of how much fibre each of the foods we eat contains, but how much fibre do we need to stay healthy?
We need around 25-40 grams of fibre a day for normal body function. Even though this is not a high quantity, only 1 in 4 Irish people meet the nutritional goal for dietary fibre intake as published on the “North/South Ireland Food Consumption Survey”.
BLENDI – HIGH FIBRE CONSUMPTION MADE EASY
We know that sometimes it is hard to get all the fibre that we need in our busy lives, that’s why Blendi wants to offer an easy way to incorporate fibre into your diet. All our Blendies are made with just natural ingredients and are high in fibre, which means that all of them contain a minimum of 6 grams of fibre per 100 grams.
GIVE IT A TRY! PLAY HEALTHY!
In conclusion, taking between 25-40 grams of fibre a day will maintain a healthier digestive system, reducing the possibility of constipation, diabetes and heart disease to name but a few health benefits. It also helps to keep your appetite controlled to maintain a healthy weight.
Maintain a balanced diet by including some of the foods mentioned in our High Fibre Foods List!
You can also make it easier by incorporating one or two healthy Blendies in your daily diet.