Fibre is quite simply essential for a healthy digestive system. Lack of fibre will typically result in constipation and may have much more serious consequences over the longer term. Studies have indicated that a lack of fibre may be a factor in diabetes, heart disease and bowel cancer.
All sources of fibre are plant-based, which may be part of the reason why so many people struggle to get enough of it. Fibrous food are often foods that need to be chewed thoroughly and swallowed, rather than the sorts of foods favoured by people on the go. The increasing popularity of smoothies and other fruit and vegetable juices may be helpful in terms of vitamins, but it eliminates all the healthy fibre.
Fruit and vegetables, oats, barley, rye and golden linseeds are all sources of soluble fibre. This is fibre which can be digested by the body. It helps to lower cholesterol, which is why it is important in preventing heart disease and it regulates glucose, which is helpful in preventing (or managing) diabetes.
Wholemeal bread, bran, cereals, nuts and seeds (except golden linseeds) are all sources of insoluble fibre. This is indigestible fibre, which literally cleans the digestive system as it passes through the body and helps move other foods along the digestive tract. Because the body can not break down the insoluble fibre, its bulk keeps the digestive system feeling full, which helps stave off hunger pangs.
A side benefit of eating plenty of fibre is that it encourages fluid intake, which also helps to cleanse the body.
For those who have the time to sit down and eat proper meals, breakfast cereals, wholemeal pasta, brown rice and potatoes with their skins on are all good ways of adding fibre to mealtimes. For those who want to add more fibre but don’t have the time to cook or eat plenty of high-fibre meals (or who simply don’t like many of the foods which are high in fibre), Natural Fibre provides a convenient and effective alternative.
The ingredients in Natural Fibre have been carefully chosen to provide a blend of soluble and insoluble fibre and include psyllium husks and seeds, ground flaxseed, prune juice and figs, along with a range of other foods, which are high in dietary fibre.
Natural Fibre is also a source of Omega 3 oils and Omega 6 Essential Fatty Acids. Studies have indicated that Omega 3 oils are helpful for maintaining the health of the heart and the joints. Omega 6 is useful for brain and muscle development (by promoting healthy cell growth). It also includes calcium, potassium, vegetable based protein and complex carbohydrates.
Natural Fibre contains;
NO added Sugar
NO Artificial Colourings
NO added Yeast
and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and those with common intolerances