Add an extra 5g of fibre to your diet with ease, with our 5 quick fibre fixes!
Research shows that many of us are falling short of the recommended fibre intake by around 35% – missing the daily target of 30g by at least 10g. If that's you and you find it a struggle to reach the magic number, give these 5 fast fibre fixes a try to help boost your intake!
Top your morning fruit and yogurt with 20g All Bran = 5.3g fibre
Use 40g reduced fat houmous as a spread instead of margarine in your sandwiches, and top with half an avocado too = 5g fibre
Add a heaped tablespoon of milled seeds (e.g. flaxseed) to your soups, stews or salads = 5g fibre
Ditch your regular cereal bar in favour of a Fibre One bar = 5.1g fibre
Instead of a handful of plain nuts, season and roast 125g of chickpeas to snack on = 5.1g fibre
Remember:Make sure you track all your food and any extras to keep on top of your calories too!
Nutritionist Emma Brown (ANutr), MSc Human Nutrition is passionate about how food science applies to the human body, and how the nutrients in what we eat affect us and ultimately have an impact on our health.