Are you consuming enough fiber? A new study has revealed that the people, who get fiber from natural sources and manufactured sources, may benefit more than those who limit their intake to a single type.
Low carb diets may be used as a weight loss tool by some people, but dieticians and nutritionists warn that the tactic may be contributing to a reduction in fibre intake and thus, helping in setting up health problems instead.
Eat plenty of fibre-rich food such as brown bread, pulses and cereals. Fibre helps keep the digestive system in order. It also reduces the risk of bowel cancer. We need to consume around 5g more than the average 13-18g of fibre a day - that`s one extra slice of whole meal bread.