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Importance Of Good Ole Fibre

Fibre. What is fibre? We heard it often enough in school, constantly reflected upon by health science teachers in classrooms everywhere. When asked the question today, many of us might
07 May 2016 10:56
Importance Of Good Ole Fibre
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Fibre. What is fibre?

We heard it often enough in school, constantly reflected upon by health science teachers in classrooms everywhere.

When asked the question today, many of us might not have a clue (which is fair because who cares right?), others might know that fibre is supposed to be good for you – but not much else and less of us still, will know that fibre is now the trending topic on the lips of every diet and nutrition guru out there, and is essential in the right balance for keeping the body healthy.

But how did, ‘regular’, ‘normal’, ‘not so special’ fibre, become a hot topic?

Fibre, in short, is the holy grail of digestive aids, found naturally occurring in grains and fruits and vegetables.

But fibre isn’t only helpful in the downing of all that delicious food we’re consuming, its’s also been found to help prevent bowel and digestive disorders as well as heart disease.

Fibre also works to calm the body, ease stress and, here’s the big plus – help out with weight control.

A specific type of fibrecalled ‘soluble fibre’ and mostly found in whole grains and other foods that seek to retain whole wheat nutrients, such as wholemeal flour, go further in helping lower blood cholesterol and improve blood glucose control.

Yes, this wonder food is a star in its own right and should be part of every meal.

So make a promise to yourself and your body, to eat more fibre rich foods and do all the other good things that’ll keep you happy, exercise, rest and eat right.

When you’re out shopping, find fruits and vegetables, wholemeal flour, roti flour and rice, and incorporate these into meals at home for you and the family.

And always remember, the magic of good ole regular fibre, only apparently not so “regular” after all.

Source: FMF Foods Limited

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