Fibre Content Table
Fibre is the part of food that we eat that our bodies cannot digest. There are two types of fibre - soluble and insoluble. Both types can be found in fruit, vegetables and grains. Soluble fibre dissolves easily in water and takes on a soft, gel-like texture in the intestines. Insoluble fibre passes almost unchanged through the intestines. The bulk and soft texture of fibre helps it prevent constipation.
Eating a high fibre diet is key to achieving and maintaining a healthy digestive system. The Government recommends a intake of 18-30g of dietary fibre and five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
The following table shows the fibre content of a variety of foods:
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