Updated: Aug 3
According to the National Health Service (NHS), most adults consume only about 18g of fibre daily while we are expected to consume 30g of fibre a day as part of a healthy balanced diet. While it is important to increase our fibre intake it should be done gradually.
Here are five ways to help increase your intake;
1) Start the day the day with fibre rich foods like wholemeal bread, tigernola(tigernut granola) and fruits.
2) Add roasted nuts, beans/lentils and raw/dehydrated vegetable to your snack stash.
3)Try to incorporate at least five(5) servings of vegetable and two(2) servings of fruit everyday. This can be through fruit and vegetable salads leaving the skin/peel on as much as possible
4) Eat more high fibre foods like potatoes with skin on, whole grains and beans at every meal.
5) Bake with high-fiber flour. If you make your own nut mylk, the pulp can be incorporated into baking adding more texture, nutrients and flavour to your baked goods.