Fibre is mantra for our health

Fibre is very important for digestive function and health. Most protein foods contain little fibre or no fibre. Fibre protects our colon; reduce the incidence of polyps and bowel diseases and the risk of developing colon cancer. Soluble fibre binds to toxic substances for excretion from the body.

Fibre is the preferred food of the colon cells. Without it they cannot thrive and repair. One beneficial source of fibre is inulin, a substance found in asparagus, chicory, Jerusalem artichoke and onions, for instance. The best source if fibre is from the diet, some 25-40g/day. Foods highest in fibre are fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, grains (have you tried buckwheat?!).

You can supplement from 1 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons/ day with flaxseeds, inulin, psyllium seeds. Those with food sensitivities need to select a type of fibre that does not provoke an allergic response.

And don’t forget to drink plenty of water to get the fibre moving, otherwise it gets stuck.

Fibre is the mantra to good health!