What Is Fibre?
Fibre is a non-digestible carbohydrate found in plant foods. It is an important part of a healthy diet and plays many roles in the body.
Dietary fibre intake is essential for basic bodily function and impacts your overall health and wellbeing. Fibre ensures proper function and health of our digestive and immunes systems, regulates cholesterol for a healthy heart, and helps to control blood glucose levels.
Soluble vs Insoluble
Dietary fibre is split into two categories: soluble and insoluble.
Soluble fibres dissolve in water and are typically fermentable in the digestive system. This makes them effective at improving the health of your digestive system, regulating cholesterol levels, and moderating blood sugar.
Insoluble fibres are non-digestible and do not dissolve in water. They provide a laxative effect, promoting regularity and helping to clean out your digestive system resulting in a feeling of lightness.
Health Benefits Associated with Increased Beta-Glucan Fibre Intake:
Chances are, you aren't getting enough fibre...
Despite our best efforts, only 5% of Canadians meet the recommended daily fibre intake and miss out on substantial health benefits. The majority of us only get about HALF the recommended daily intake of fibre.
Sources of Fibre
Fibre is found in many of the foods we eat on a daily basis. Foods such as whole grain barley, oats, kidney and black beans, avocados, apples and pears, carrots, figs, sunflower and flax seeds, and broccoli are all high in soluble fibre.
Foods such as quinoa, wheat bran, kale, spinach, raspberries, apricots, almonds, walnuts, lentils, and peas are high in insoluble fibre.
How to Increase your Fibre Intake
While the best way to get fibre is through eating a healthy diet with lots of fibre rich foods, the reality is many of us have a hard time fitting it all in.
That’s why we are making it so easy to add fibre into your diet with NutraStat. Rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre, NutraStat is an excellent choice for those seeking the cleanest, most natural, and most beneficial way to boost their fibre intake.