Dietary fibre or roughage are plant foods that your body cannot digest. While other foods such as carbohydrates, protein and fats are digested and broken down in your body, fibre is passed through your stomach and digestive system relatively intact. However, our bodies need fibre to alleviate constipation and improve bowel health.
The recommendation for daily fibre consumption is based on a correlation between high dietary fibre intake and improved health, and is about 38 and 25 grams of fibre per day for men and women respectively. However, due to poor modern diets, some individuals only consume about half of this daily intake, which may result in digestive issues.
Benefits of Consuming Fibre
Reduce constipation: One of the best-known benefits of fibre is to reduce constipation. Fibre increases the size and bulk of your stool and absorbs water from it, making it easy to pass without difficulty.
Maintain bowel health: Consuming more fibre in your diet can lower the chance of developing haemorrhoids and small pouches in your colon. A high fibre diet can also reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and other colon diseases.
Feeds good bacteria: Good bacteria in our gut feeds on fibre as it enters the colon largely intact, and is converted into short-chain fatty acids. These fatty acids in turn feed cells in the colon, leading to lower gut inflammation and digestive disorders.
May help in weight loss: Certain types of fibre soak up water in the intestine, leading to the feeling of fullness. Other fibre-rich foods can also take longer to be eaten and contain fewer calories for the same amount of food, thus reducing the amount of overall food intake.
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Nutri-Flax is a certified organic, partially defatted ground flax seed powder high in plant lignans and fibre. Plant lignans are phytochemicals associated with foods high in dietary fibre. Lignans provide a broad spectrum of biological benefits, including antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects.
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Nutri-Flax Flaxseed Powder is:
A perfect substitute for psyllium or other fibre supplements.
Great for baking, energy drinks, yogurt, soups and sauces.
Does not contain any additives, dairy, gluten, preservatives or soy.
Use the ground flaxseed powder for additional fibre in your diet by adding it to smoothies, as an egg substitute, sauces and other foods. Ground flaxseed powder is vegan and a good source of plant protein.