The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

Fibre - it's not the sexiest thing in the world but a major study has been investigating how much fibre we really need to be eating and found there are huge health benefits.

The researchers, at the University of Otago, in New Zealand, and the University of Dundee say people should be eating a minimum of 25g of fibre per day.

 

But they call this an "adequate" amount for improving health and say there are benefits for pushing past 30g (1oz).

 

Where can you get this? You find it in fruit and vegetables, some breakfast cereals, breads and pasta that use whole-grains, pulses such as beans, lentils and chickpeas, as well as nuts and seeds. 

 

The article is a quick read and an easy way to understand more about this important component of your diet. 

Fibre naturally reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks and strokes as well as life-long diseases such as type-2 diabetes.

And it helps keep your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels down.

 

You can read the research details here in the Lancet

 

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