A health conscious and balanced diet includes not only the well-known vitamins and minerals, but also fibre. However, many people do not take enough fibre in their daily diet. Here in our store you can buy a variety of products, with a high fibre content online - quickly, comfortably and conveniently.
What is Dietary Fibre?
Dietary fibre is indigestible parts of food that usually come from plants. These are mainly complex carbohydrates that cannot be completely dismantled by our body. Therefore, they pass through the digestive tract undigested and is excreted in the feces.
Both insoluble fibre, such as lignin and cellulose, and soluble fibre such as pectin and inulin, are important for health. While insoluble fibre is indigestible, soluble fibre can be broken down by the organism. As a rule, the term fibre technically means indigestible substances.
Effect of Dietary Fibre
Dietary fibre is, although we cannot digest it, of great importance for our health. Dietary fibres are known for changing the nature of the contents of the gastrointestinal tract, the organ in charge on consuming and digesting foods, taking in the nutrients and expelling the unnecessary waste, therefore changing how other nutrients and chemicals are absorbed. Dietary fibre also increases food volume without increasing caloric content to the same extent as digestible carbohydrates, providing satiety which can reduce ones appetite. Which is why they are also part of many diet products such as Slimsticks. But as with all vitamins, and minerals, it is important to supply your body with the right amount. An increased intake of dietary fibre can lead to troublesome flatulence and intestinal problems and, slightly more serious, the absorption of cations (calcium, zinc, iron, and magnesium) can penetrate into the body. A high intake of dietary fibre and a low fluid intake at the same time can result in the emergence of a negative fluid balance.
Foods with Fibre
The intake recommendations from the German Nutrition Society (DGE - Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung) is 30 grams of fibre per day for one person. However, most people don’t have enough, so even though it is not so difficult to eat foods that have a high fibre content, food supplements are often recommended.
Substituting for example, so-called refined grain products for whole grain products, eating a variety of different fresh fruit and vegetables every day, and eating legumes or other foods that are high in fibre once or twice a week, is the perfect way to ensure your body receives sufficient fibre. Especially high-fibre foods include wheat bran (50 g/100 g), oat bran (20 g/100 g), oatmeal and almonds (10 g/100 g), White Beans (8 g/100 g), green peas and whole wheat pasta (depending 5 g/100 g).
Fibre with nu3
Here in our shop you will find many products, full of nutrients that have a high fibre content - whether in the form of fresh natural foods, delicious finished products or special optimally dosed food supplements for easy intake at home or on the road. Find all that you are looking for right here and have it conveniently delivered to your door.