3 FOODS FOR A HEALTHY GUT
Author:All-Bran | 01.02.2016
Getting enough fibre is important, but how do you consume the 30g that experts suggest1 as a recommended daily intake?
Here are three everyday foods that can help you reach that target…
Beginning the day with something that’s high in fibre will help you get off to a great start, and with a 40g serving of All-Bran Original containing over a third of the recommended amount (11g). Not only is it a sensible breakfast that will help keep your gut healthy but you can make it your own by adding fruit, nuts, seeds and serving with yoghurt or even hot milk!
"Fibre isn’t digested in our bodies like other nutrients," explains Kellogg’s Nutritionist, Catriona Campbell, “it passes through our digestive systems and helps to make sure that everything else moves with it, helping to keep us regular and preventing digestive complaints and niggles.” Legumes come in all shapes and sizes – from chickpeas and baked beans, to Puy lentils and peanuts – and they’re great as a base or a supplement in most dishes. Try this delicious Chilli Con Carne recipe, with a secret ingredient – every serving is packed full of fibre and flavour!
In comparison to other snacks, nuts pack a whole lot of fibre into their small stature, as well as lots of other nutrients like protein, magnesium and Vitamin E. One handful (28g) of almonds, for example, contains seven percent2 (footnote – Catriona to supply) of the 30g of fibre you’re looking for – much more than you’d get from an indulgent snack such as a chocolate bar or packet of crisps.
1. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) Carbohydrates and Health report, Public Health England, 2015, pg iii
2. Food Standards Agency (2002) McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods, Sixth summary edition. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry.
10g of wheat bran fibre per day helps reduce digestive transit time. ALL-BRAN contains at least 3-6g wheat bran fibre per serve. Enjoy as part of a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.