Here we look at wholegrains and resistant starch as fibres....what do they do and why should we be eating them?
(Date published: 13/03/2012)
There are actually two types of fibre, and each serves its own purpose in terms of health benefits. Be sure to discuss increasing fibre with a health professional, such as a Dietitan, to be sure you are consuming the correct fibre for your health condition.
(Date published: 31/01/2011)
Your Dietitian can help you work out which fibre additive is best for your individual condition, and how much and how often you should take it.
(Date published: 24/05/2010)
If you have a problem with constipation, you should always consult a dietitian regarding diet, fluid and exercise before contemplating any other remedy.
(Date published: 17/05/2010)
Resistant starch is a type of starch that acts like dietary fibre.
Like fibre, resistant starch probably helps protect against diverticular disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea, constipation and cancer of the large bowel.
(Date published: 16/02/2000)
We find fibre in breads, grains, cereals plus fruit and vegetables.
We require about 30 grams or more of fibre a day. Children should consume their age + 5 grams of fibre a day. Introduce young children to whole grain products early and they will become accustomed to it. Check out our fibre counter to see where you can get more fibre.
One is soluble, and one is insoluble, but both wheat bran and psyllium husks offer some great health benefits.