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Fill up with fibre

Fibre is material from plant cell walls that are resistant to digestion by enzymes in your digestive system. Dietary fibre (or fibre from your food) is a complex mixture of both water-soluble and water-insoluble fibre. It is extremely important for your digestion and promotes normal bowel function. Your diet should contain 20-30 grams of dietary fibre each day.



CHOICE FIBRE FOODS 

 

GOOD SOURCES

EXAMPLES

Legumes

Baked beans
Chickpeas
Kidney beans
Lentils
Peanuts (but don't forget that they are also high in fat)

Fruits

Jackfruit
Guava
Mango
Mangosteen
Starfruit
Pear
Prunes

Vegetables

String beans
Lady's finger
Carrot
Corn
Sweet potato
Four-angled beans

Fight Diseases With Fibre 
A high-fibre diet comes from eating more cereals, cereal products, tubers, fruits and vegetables. It can help prevent heart disease and cancer (particularly colon cancer). Furthermore, it improves conditions (such as constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis) that result from diseases of the colon. Fibre is also good for helping to control blood sugar levels in diabetics, reducing high blood cholesterol levels and maintaining long-term weight management.

 

 

FIBRE AND YOUR HEART

Taking fibre-rich foods cannot protect you from heart disease unless you also eat a low-fat diet, control your body weight, exercise regularly, manage stress and avoid smoking.

 











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