One thing that confuses us here at Nu Lyfe Foods is we all, in fact, get enough protein in our diets unless you are a Gym or Sports fanatic, and the world has gone mad on protein this, protein that and protein the other. Every food start-up is chasing this space, what we do not get enough of ? its Fibre, & why is that well most of our foods, meals are more and more processed taking away the rawness and therefore we should be supplementing our diets with fibre. It’s only a matter of time we guess mid 2019 that there will be a change in consumer requirements in the snacking space seeking out high in fibre foods.
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 however,
- 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 health 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?
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 your minimum daily intake.
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.