So what’s the big deal about fibre?
No matter what health experts say about the dangers of fats vs carbs, there's one thing that pretty much everyone agrees on: a diet with plenty of fibre can only be a good thing.
So what exactly is fibre, anyway?
We often think of fibre as ‘the brown bits’ in our bread or cereal, but actually fibre can be found in a whole lot of different fruit, veg, pulses, nuts and seeds. The fibres in our diet can be described as ‘soluble’ or ‘non-soluble’, depending on how they break down.
What has fibre ever done for me?
Actually, quite a lot, from keeping your digestive system moving and healthy to lowering your cholesterol and supporting your immune system. Come to think of it, getting enough fibre in your diet is pretty important. You can learn more here.
Am I getting enough?
Adults should consume 30g per day, but the British Nutrition Foundation says the average intake is around just 18g per day. So how can you make sure you’re getting enough fibre?
- Switching from white carbs – bread, pasta, rice and noodles – to their wholewheat equivalents is a good start.
- A diverse intake of grains – wheat, oats, barley, rye – with their original fibre intact can help give you a variety of fibres.
- A rich and varied selection of fresh fruit and vegetables will also make a huge difference: beans, pulses, berries, nuts, seeds…Explore the plant kingdom in all its glory!
Is there fibre in Eat Natural products?
Getting fibre on the go can be tricky, and our newest bar, figs & walnuts with yoghurt, is made with this in mind. As with all our bars, we started out making something that tastes really good using only wholesome natural ingredients. Turns out, some of our favourite ingredients are naturally high in fibre such as coconut, dried apricots, figs, walnuts and almonds.
Our apple, ginger & dark chocolate bar is another way to boost your intake. It’s a jumble of apple, cranberries, apricots and shredded coconut – all sources of fibre – undercoated with indulgent dark chocolate.
In fact, you’ll find plenty of tasty ways to get more fibre into your diet across our range. Just take a peek at the nutritional information on every product.