Gut health, microbiome and the benefits of a fibre-rich diet

Gut health, microbiome and the benefits of a fibre-rich diet

ย These little beauties are packed with fibre

Something most of us need more of. Current recommendations are to eat 30g of fibre a day. As a nation we eat around half that.

But what is fibre? And why should we eat so much of it?

Also known as roughage, itโ€™s the part of plant-based foods - grains, fruit, veggies, nuts, and beans - that the body can't break down. Fibre passes through the body undigested and helps keep our digestive system healthy.

It not only keeps us regular, it's super gut-friendly as it feeds our gut microbiota. According to the latest science, gut health is the key to a better immune system, a healthy weight and improved mental health.

The key to helping you find yourย #enerjoy!

Hereโ€™s a few tips on how to boost your fibre intake (in addition to your Go Bites of course!)

๐ŸŒฝ ๐Ÿ… Eat a variety of different wholegrains, fruit & veg, pulses & beans, nuts & seeds. Make your 5 a day a minimum target, and go for a mix of different foods. Make life more exciting anyway!ย 

๐ŸŒถ Make vegetables the focal point of your meals rather than meat.

๐Ÿ Snack on fruit, nuts and pulses (eg hummus and carrot sticks!)

๐Ÿฅœ Healthy snacks which contain dried fruit and nuts such as Kate Percy's Go Bites are great for the gut as they're really high in fibre and also count as 1 of your 5

๐Ÿฅฃ Sprinkle flaxseed on your cereal or add to smoothies - flaxseed is an amazing superfood and fantastic news for your gut health! I like Yum and Yay's Golden Flaxseed.

๐Ÿง‚ Roasted chickpeas! Drain a tin of chickpeas, arrange them on a baking tray, toss with a little oil, salt, pepper and your favourite spices and roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Delicious!

๐Ÿฒ Nourish your body with homemade veggie soups - butternut squash, pumpkin, sweet potato, spinach etc are all great choices. Try this Pea and Mint Soup; easy-peasy, very delicious and packed with fibre.ย 

Watch out for over-processed foods and refined white bread, including junk food takeaways and the ever more popular 'vegan junk'; too much of this stuff wonโ€™t make you feel good!

I hope that helps. There are plenty of fibre-packed recipes over on Cook With Kate. Let me know if you have any questions!


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