What foods actually contain fibre?
Author: All-Bran | 01.02.2016
We’ve seen how fibre – soluble and insoluble – can help our digestive system. Here, Kellogg’s Nutritionist, Catriona Campbell, explains which foods are good sources of each fibre.
“ There are lots of foods that contain fibre, but some are usually richer in one type than the other. “Making sure you have enough fibre in your diet is really important. Insoluble fibre, like the wheat bran in Kellogg’s All-Bran helps to keep our digestive systems healthy. “
Soluble fibre can be found in oats, fruit, vegetables and legumes. It’s easy to incorporate into lots of meals across the course of a day, such as the mixed beans in this Bean and Pasta Soup, or these delicious Honey Bran Muffins.
“A great time to incorporate insoluble fibre into your normal meals is first thing in the morning,” explains Catriona. This is because breakfast cereals often contain high levels of fibre. Also known as ‘roughage’, insoluble fibre can also be found in nuts and seeds, and in the tough outer skins of fruits and vegetables. “Every time you peel fruits and vegetables and discard the skins, you’re getting rid of the fibre within them,” says Catriona. “If you can eat it with the skin on, you should.“
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.