Fibre: Get clean with nature’s best broom!
Did you know? The average adult needs between 25g and 35 g of fibre per day and according to recent research the average Canadian only gets about half. The amount of fibre taken in during the day directly affects overall state of health in many ways and is especially important while cleansing as it supports removal of toxins from the body.
Fibre comes in two forms – soluble and insoluble.
Soluble fibre forms a sticky gel-like substance that dissolves in the gastric juices and promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It also helps to slow down the release of sugars into the bloodstream and stops cholesterol from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
Insoluble fibre is a coarse material that helps to bulk up the stool and improve the movement of waste material through the intestines. This cleansing and scrubbing action helps to remove built up waste allowing for optimal absorption of nutrients from food.
Both soluble & insoluble fibre help to soften the stool, relieve constipation, eliminate toxins and promote a healthy digestive system.
Foods rich in fibre include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes
Ensuring optimal fibre intake will help: