To kick off Healthy Eating Week #HEW22, we’re focusing on #fibre by switching to wholegrains like wholemeal bread, wholewheat pasta & brown rice. A simple swap helping us get closer to the 30g/day fibre recommendation!
Most of us are not eating enough fibre. In the UK, adults are recommended to have 30g of fibre each day, but we are currently only eating 19.7g on average.
Eating plenty of fibre as part of a healthy balanced diet helps to keep our digestive system healthy and is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and bowel cancer. Choosing fibre-rich foods may also help us to feel fuller for longer, which can help support weight management.
Here are some of our top tips for increasing your fibre intake:
1. Choose a higher-fibre breakfast cereal such as plain wholewheat biscuits, plain shredded whole grain or porridge oats 🌾
2. Include plenty of vegetables with meals, either as a side dish or added to sauces, stews or curries 🥗🍲
3. Go for wholemeal or granary bread, or higher fibre white bread, and choose wholegrains like wholewheat pasta or brown rice 🍞
4. Go for potatoes with their skins on, such as a baked potato or boiled new potatoes 🥔
5. Add pulses like beans, lentils or chickpeas to stews or curries 🍛
6. Add fibre into your snacks such as fruit & vegetables, nuts, seeds and oatcakes 🥜
Let us know in the comments below if these tips helped you today.
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