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FIBRE

Fibre is the new magic word in nutrition and with good reason! A menu high in fibre is now believed to reduce the risk of diabetes, to lower serum cholesterol, to play a role in the prevention of heart disease and some types of cancer. Fibre helps in the rapid removal of wastes from the intestines. As a bonus, high fibre foods are low in fat and high in vitamins and minerals. They are filling as well as satisfying and don't add to your calorie count.


How to get the most from fibre

i. Increase the fibre intake of your diet gradually, so that your system gets used to it.
ii. Eat more wholegrain cereals, fruits and vegetables. Avoid refined foods like white flour.
iii. Eat more legumes, beans and nuts.
iv. Don't discard the outer leaves of vegetables. They are rich in fibre. Eat potatoes with the skin on.

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