Dietary fibre is the key to keeping your digestive system in check. It also helps your body stabilize glucose and cholesterol levels.
There are two forms of fibre; soluble fibre and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibre is found in fruits, vegetables, beans (including soy). Oat bran, flaxseed, lentils, peas and barley and play a major role in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
Insoluble fibre is found in the nuts, seeds, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, rice bran and dried beans. This bran helps keep your digestive system regular.
High fibre foods often take longer to eat and, therefore, keep you satisfied which is great if you’re trying to keep your weight down.
According to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation “A healthy adult needs 21 to 38 grams a day, but surveys show that the average daily Canadian intake is about 14 grams.” Their web site provides a lot of additional information on the importance of a fibre rich diet.
If you are looking for ways to increase your fibre, then check out these high-fibre recipes and more at www.chicken.ca
Beans, beans, good for your heart......This healthier version of a classic French casserole is not only delicious but it packs a whopping 15 grams of fibre per serving!
This slow cooker recipe gets its fibre from sweet potatoes, whole wheat couscous, chick peas and vegetables which add up to 9 grams of fibre per serving.
This recipe gets its 7 grams of fibre per serving with the addition of brown rice and pinto beans. Olé!
These little appetizers are packed with flavour and are high in fibre. Two small pieces or crostini provide 7 grams of fibre.
Whole grain wraps packed with vegetables and flavours of Greece! You’ll never believe that they contain 8 grams of fibre per serving.